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Eating greater schooling explores the prestige of scholars in the collage and society, and the investment and goal of upper schooling, drawing on empirical info, united kingdom and united states govt coverage files, speeches via coverage makers and media representations of scholars. Joanna Williams strikes past the debates surrounding charges to think about the impression of the intake version on universities, studying, knowledge, Read more...


displays at the hyperlink among developing scholars as shoppers and the aim of upper schooling, and the consequences for pupil id and learning. Read more...

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By 1946, with thousands of veterans entering universities and colleges, President Truman launched a Commission on Higher Education to examine the role of colleges and universities. The Truman Commission Report was published in 1947 and recommended significant changes, including doubling college enrolments by 1960 and extending free public higher education through the establishment of a network of community colleges. Community colleges provide two-year Associate degree programmes in any subject deemed to be in demand by the local community, and allow students to transfer to state universities and ‘trade up’ their Associate degree to a full Bachelor’s degree.

The reputation of Oxford and Cambridge perhaps emerged as a way of controlling entry to the middle class even amongst graduates. 8 28 CONSUMING HIGHER EDUCATION When the numbers entering university continued to increase, other informal mechanisms of denoting social standing were organised through education. In Britain, certain Oxbridge colleges were considered more prestigious than others; in America, the more elite universities were denoted by the sports they played against each other in the ‘Ivy League’.

Segregation continued into HE, with a demarcation between historically black and white universities. Cheyney University in Pennsylvania, established in 1837, was the first black university, but most historically black HE institutions emerged first after the American Civil War of 1861–5. Blacks had to exert a great deal of political pressure to secure parity of funding with historically white universities, which did not happen to any great extent until after the passing of the second Morrill Act.

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