Liberal Education for a Land of Colleges

Liberal Education for a Land of Colleges

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Yale's Reports, published in 1828, is a seminal publication for understanding the development of American higher education. Giving highest priority to critical thinking skills, this fifty-six-page pamphlet played a central role in clearly delineating teaching objectives, modes of learning, and range of curriculum for the nation's colleges. In a deeply researched and well-crafted analytical narrative, David B. Potts introduces Yale's document, probes its origins and message, surveys its national reception, and assesses its import for liberal education, both then and now. His broadly contextual approach helps readers understand why the young republic, informed and encouraged by Yale's rationale, became a land of liberal arts colleges.Essay. A. Land. of. Colleges. Why did the United States become a land of colleges? In doing so, the young republic ... crucial element in explaining college proliferation is the appealing set of pedagogical goals presented by college promoters.

Title:Liberal Education for a Land of Colleges
Author: David B. Potts
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2010-04-13

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