Land-Grant Colleges of Agriculture: Renegotiating or Abandoning a Social Contract

The land-grant university system was established as an institutional mechanism to influence and control the agenda of scientists within a revolutionary system of higher education. It was explicitly anti -elitist-an experiment in democracy-as compared to the dominant British and European models of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The land-grants were to be better than Harvard and Yale under the values of democratic America- they now may be just as bad.


Issue Date:
1988
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/130322
Published in:
Choices, Volume 03, Issue 2
Total Pages:
4




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