The Yale Report of 1828: A New Reading and New Implications

  title={The Yale Report of 1828: A New Reading and New Implications},
  author={Michael S. Pak},
  journal={History of Education Quarterly},
  pages={30 - 57}
  • M. S. Pak
  • Published 1 February 2008
  • Education
  • History of Education Quarterly
Of the classic documents addressing issues in higher education, few have provoked as much commentary as the Yale Report of 1828—and perhaps fewer still have been subject to such undeserved infamy. Ostensibly, the Report originated as an institutional memorandum. It was produced in response to the suggestion made at the annual meeting of the Yale Corporation in 1827 that the College might consider dropping the study of “the dead languages” from its curriculum. But its authors—President Jeremiah… 

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