from each of the eras identified you will describe how the curriculum of that era has historical significance with regard to the curriculum in contemporary higher education

From each of the eras identified in Week 1, you will describe how the curriculum of that era has historical significance with regard to the curriculum in contemporary higher education. This may include advancements such as the printing press, printed books, the expansion of libraries, or accreditation.

Given the importance of the colonial era in American higher education, what role did Thomas Jefferson have on modernizing the curriculum at the College of William and Mary? What impact has Jefferson’s efforts had on contemporary higher education?

Required Resources

Texts

Cohen, A.M. & Kisker, C.B. (2010). The shaping of American higher education: Emergence and growth of the secondary system (2nd ed). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

  • Chapter 1: Establishing the Collegiate Form in the Colonies, 1636-1789, pp. 32-43.
  • Chapter 2: The Diffusion of Small Colleges in the Emergent Nation, 1790-1869, pp. 81-91.
  • Chapter 3: University Transformation as the Nation Industrializes, 1870-1944, pp. 136-137; 143-161; 167-168.
  • Chapter 5: Maintaining the Diverse System in an Era of Consolidation, 1976-1993, pp. 322-323.
  • Chapter 6: Privatization, Corporatization, and Accountability in the Contemporary Era, 1994-2009, pp. 520-523; 529-533.

Lucas, C.J. (2006). American higher education: A history (2nd ed). New York, NY: Palgrave McMillan Book.

  • Chapter 2: Cathedral Church Schools to Universities, pp. 55-58.
  • Chapter 3: Post Medieval Academe: Evolution and Estrangement, pp. 90-93.

Recommended Resources

Books

Bynner, J., Brassett-Grundy, A., Hammond. C, Preston, J., & Schuller, T. (2004). The benefits of learning: The impact of education on health, family life and social capital. London: Taylor and Francis.

McMahon, W.W. (2009). Higher learning, greater good. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University.

Web Page

U. S. Department of Education. (n.d.). The database of accredited postsecondary institutions and programs (Links to an external site.). Retrieved January 30, 2020 from http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/

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