The Aesthetical Basis for Service-Learning Practice

  • James Birge

Abstract

The modern college and university is a product of American higher education’s historic public purpose. Since the middle of the seventeenth century, American higher education has responded to the needs and demands of society. In 1636, Harvard College was founded in Massachusetts for two purposes. Its first mission was to train clergy to minister to the religious needs of the community. However, Harvard was also founded to educate men who would become public leaders for the emerging commonwealth (Lipset and Riesman 1979; Morison 1937).

Keywords

Decid Ethos Labus 

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© Dan W. Butin 2005

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