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Colleges in America   By: (1849-1928)

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Colleges in America by John Marshall Barker is an insightful and comprehensive portrayal of the American higher education system. Barker, an esteemed education expert, presents an in-depth analysis of the various aspects of colleges in America, encompassing their history, structure, and significance in society.

One of the book's greatest strengths is its ability to provide a detailed overview of the historical background of colleges in America. Barker delves into the origins of higher education in the United States, shedding light on the foundational principles that shaped the institutions we know today. By understanding the evolution of American colleges, readers gain a deeper appreciation for their current structure and purposes.

Furthermore, Barker's exploration of the structure and organization of colleges showcases his thorough understanding of the subject matter. From different types of institutions to the intricate dynamics within campuses, the author covers a wide range of topics that reflect the complexity of the college landscape. This breadth of coverage allows readers to grasp the nuances of various institutions and the role they play in fostering higher education.

Barker also explores the significance of colleges in American society, highlighting their impact on individuals, communities, and the nation as a whole. He emphasizes the transformative power of education and examines how colleges contribute to the intellectual and social development of students. By demonstrating the broad benefits that higher education offers, the book encourages readers to value and invest in the college experience.

One particular aspect that stands out in Colleges in America is Barker's ability to present statistical data in a digestible and meaningful manner. By incorporating informative charts and graphs, he enhances readers' understanding of the complex educational landscape. This data-driven approach helps readers analyze trends, challenges, and opportunities within the college system, making the book all the more insightful and valuable.

However, a minor shortcoming of the book is its occasional use of dense academic language. While some readers may appreciate the level of detail and precision, others might find these sections challenging to navigate. Nonetheless, this does not detract significantly from the overall quality and educational value of the book.

In conclusion, Colleges in America by John Marshall Barker is a comprehensive and thought-provoking exploration of the American higher education system. With its historical insights, comprehensive coverage of campus dynamics, and emphasis on the transformative power of education, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of colleges in America. The author's ability to present data in an accessible manner contributes to a well-rounded and informative reading experience.

First Page:

COLLEGES IN AMERICA.

BY

JOHN MARSHALL BARKER, PH. D.

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY

REV. SYLVESTER F. SCOVEL, LL. D.,

PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF WOOSTER.

[Illustration]

THE CLEVELAND PRINTING & PUBLISHING CO., CLEVELAND, OHIO. 1894.

COPYRIGHT, 1894, THE CLEVELAND PRINTING & PUBLISHING CO.

TO ONE OF THE GREATEST LIVING SCHOLARS AND EDUCATORS, REV. WILLIAM F. WARREN, LL. D., PRESIDENT OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY.

NOTE.

The author of this volume aims to give the reader a brief survey of the growth, functions, and work of the American Colleges. It has been a pleasure to visit many of the colleges and gather facts, receive impressions and carry away many pleasant recollections regarding them.

The following authorities have been helpful in the preparation of the work: "A History of Education," by F. V. N. Painter; "The Rise and Early Constitution of Universities," by S. S. Laurie; "Education in the United States," by Richard G. Boone; "Essays on Educational Reformers," by Robert H. Quick; "Education," by Herbert Spencer; "Universities in Germany," by J. M. Hart; Huxley's "Technical Education;" Froude's "Essay on Education,"; "The American College and the American Public," by President Noah Porter; "Prayer for Colleges," by Professor W. S. Tyler; "American Colleges: their Life and Work," and "Within College Walls," by President Chas... Continue reading book >>




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