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Recap of the Humboldtian vision:FundingPursuit of WissenschaftBildung “culture and self-cultivation”Benefits societyWhy Support the American Working-Class Colleges?FundingBetter Performance / Student SuccessUpward MobilityBenefits SocietyBush Linear Model:FundingBasic ResearchReservoir of knowledgeApplied researchdevelopment ofwidgetsbenefit societyEngineering:I think the “Humboldtian vision” is a better model for engineers as it forces them to think aboutwhat they are learning as opposed to just “taking in the material and spiting it back out to the professor”to do well on something like a test. Humboldt stated that the State should provide money and leave theinstitutions alone and in return, they would receive educated people. This would benefit society asinstead of just having what H.A. Rowland stated to be tinkerers, colleges would be
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Vannevar Bush, Pursuit of Wissenschaft

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