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Introduction: The Politics of American Higher Education in the Twentieth Century

Christopher P. Loss

in Between Citizens and the State: The Politics of American Higher Education in the 20th Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148274
eISBN:
9781400840052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148274.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter lays out the history and background of the federal government's growing involvement in American higher education, arguing that the latter had emerged as a predominant “parastate” in the ... More


The Memorized Poem in British and American Public Education

Catherine Robson

in Heart Beats: Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691119366
eISBN:
9781400845156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691119366.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter investigates recitation's progress within the mass educational systems that developed in Great Britain and the United States over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. ... More


Between Citizens and the State: The Politics of American Higher Education in the 20th Century

Christopher P. Loss

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148274
eISBN:
9781400840052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148274.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book tracks the dramatic outcomes of the federal government's growing involvement in higher education between World War I and the 1970s, and the conservative backlash against that involvement ... More


Thrift and Moral Formation

James Davison Hunter

in Thrift and Thriving in America: Capitalism and Moral Order from the Puritans to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199769063
eISBN:
9780199896851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769063.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter charts the displacement of the classic discourse of thrift in the moral education of children. Shifting away from older lessons about magnanimity and the importance of avoiding ... More


The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship

George M. Marsden

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195122909
eISBN:
9780199853311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195122909.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book is a thought-provoking text on the relationship between religious faith and intellectual scholarship. The book argues that mainstream American higher education needs to be more open to ... More


Heart Beats: Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem

Catherine Robson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691119366
eISBN:
9781400845156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691119366.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Many people in Great Britain and the United States can recall elderly relatives who remembered long stretches of verse learned at school decades earlier, yet most of us were never required to recite ... More


“Poets of the First Book, Writers of Promise”: Beginning in the Era of the First-Book Prize

Jesse Zuba

in The First Book: Twentieth-Century Poetic Careers in America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164472
eISBN:
9781400873791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164472.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the professionalization of the poetic vocation in the wake of the expansion of the American system of higher education during the post-1945 era. The teaching of poetry writing ... More


Working with White People: Challenging Racism in the Context of Inclusion

Mark R. Warren

in Fire in the Heart: How White Activists Embrace Racial Justice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199751242
eISBN:
9780199943326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751242.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter looks at activists' experiences in engaging other whites. Activists take on the responsibility of engaging with other white people to change their racialized ideas and practices. White ... More


An Aristocracy of Everyone: The Politics of Education and the Future of America

Benjamin R. Barber

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195091540
eISBN:
9780199854172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195091540.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book sets a new agenda for the debate over education in America. It argues that both sides of the current debate—the elitist, anti-democratic conservatives and the radical champions of political ... More


Moral, Existential, and Civic Arguments

Warren A. Nord

in Does God Make a Difference?: Taking Religion Seriously in Our Schools and Universities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199766888
eISBN:
9780199895038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766888.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 5 argued that a good liberal education must take religion seriously. This chapter considers three other kinds of arguments for requiring students to study religion. First, schools and ... More


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