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Colleges in the Colonial Era. In Chapter One, Thelin (2011) mentioned nine surviving colleges founded before 1781: Harvard, William and Mary, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Brown, Dartmouth, Rutgers, and Pennsylvania. Many feel that these colleges stand out as quality higher education institutions that have acquired prestige and longevity. Do you agree with these viewpoints? Consider how these colleges influenced perceptions of higher education today. What about the quality of education then and online learning now? Relate how these trends and events still impact higher education today.
Colonial Revival Colleges. Thelin (2011) noted that the English universities Oxford and Cambridge greatly influenced early American higher education. In addition, Oxford and Cambridge were autonomous, privately endowed and linked to a federation. The “collegiate system” of combining learning and living was a seminal plan for higher education that college founders tried to capture for the American colonies. Discuss the various ways in which early American Colonial colleges did “not” emulate or resisted replicating the Oxford-Cambridge ideal. Describe the reasons for these changes and what the change agents were. Consider important factors such as college funding, curriculum, religion, architecture and the student population .What is your opinion about the changes? Do you feel that the established political powers should have taken a different direction or kept some of the key elements of the Oxford-Cambridge ideal? Explain why or why not.
Reflective Journal. Critically reflect on the personal impact of the foundations of education. Reflect on a time when you studied about the history of the Colonial Era in grade school, middle school, high school or college. What surprised you to discover about higher education during the Colonial era? Have your...