Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction vol. 7: David Copperfield, part 1
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All Languages. More filters. Sort order. Scott Willis rated it it was amazing Oct 19, Bruce Wayne rated it it was amazing Oct 27, Pat Winter marked it as to-read Apr 26, Alexander Anthony Lopez marked it as to-read Jun 25, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. About Charles William Eliot. Charles William Eliot. Charles William Eliot was an American academic who was selected as Harvard's president in He transformed the provincial college into the preeminent American research university.
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Eliot graduated from Harvard in , and was appointed tutor in mathematics in , before becoming assistant professor of mathematics and chemistry. Eliot left Harvard in and traveled in Europe for nearly two years, studying the educational systems of the Old World. He took an interest in every aspect of institutional operation, from curriculum and methods of instruction, to physical arrangements and custodial services. But his particular concern was with the relation between education and economic growth.
Returning home in , Eliot accepted an appointment as professor of analytical chemistry at the newly-founded Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In , he published a two-part article with his ideas about reforming American higher education in The Atlantic Monthly , catching the attention of Harvard businessmen trying to pull the university out of a crisis of short-term presidents and languishing curriculum. Under his leadership, Harvard began to expand the range of courses offered, permitting undergraduates with unrestricted choice in selecting their courses of study.
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