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Measuring numismatic education at the post -secondary level


2006 2006

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Abstract (summary)

This qualitative case study examined numismatic educational opportunities in colleges and universities in the United States. The central research question was whether numismatics as a topic of formal and informal education was increasing or decreasing in frequency in these institutions.

A list of all post-secondary institutions with significant numismatic collections was developed from the numismatic literature and public documents. Schools were measured for support of numismatic education by the presence or absence of various formal and informal educational events, including temporary or permanent museums exhibitions, classes with numismatic themes, collection catalogues and other factors. Schools were compared to each other and to other American museums unaffiliated with higher education. The literature was also searched to determine the numismatist's understanding of post-secondary educational processes and procedures as revealed by article titles.

Results indicated that post-secondary institutions support numismatics at a higher rate than history or art museums, but that overall the number of educational opportunities was in decline. The literature also revealed little awareness by numismatists of the mechanisms of post-secondary education.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Higher education;
Education history
Classification
0745: Higher education
0520: Education history
Identifier / keyword
Education, Coins, Museums, Numismatic education, Postsecondary
Title
Measuring numismatic education at the post -secondary level
Author
Lee, Lawrence J.
Number of pages
99
Publication year
2006
Degree date
2006
School code
0138
Source
DAI-A 67/04, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542643101
Advisor
Meers, Gary
University/institution
The University of Nebraska - Lincoln
University location
United States -- Nebraska
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3214780
ProQuest document ID
305269456
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305269456
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