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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2019, 2(7); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2019.020703.

The Influence of Liberal Education in Colonial College of North America on American Higher Education


Wenfu Zhua, Yongmei Yub

Corresponding Author:
Wenfu Zhu

College of Education Hebei University, Baoding 071000, China
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Colonial college was born in the wilds of North America, and though it grew slowly, its impact was significant and far-reaching. The elite group cultivated by the college has an important influence on the formation of the American nation, the shaping of the American national character and the development of the higher education system. Above all, colonial colleges were not only established, but also connected to more than two thousand years of European higher education tradition, enabling the rational elements of human civilization to take root and thrive on the North American continent.


Colonial college of British North America, American higher education, Influence

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Wenfu Zhu, Yongmei Yu. The Influence of Liberal Education in Colonial College of North America on American Higher Education. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2019) Vol. 2, Issue 7: 21-28. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2019.020703.


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