The History of Education is not a common topic of discussion, in general. There are a lot of scattered mentions of medieval universities, students and professors in many of the texts already here on Elfinspell. An overall picture of higher education before the Renaissance seemed in order.
This book is a series of 3 lectures given by C. H. Haskins at Brown University on the subject, given in 1923. They are good, entertaining and comprehensive lectures, if relatively short, on the subject.
Enjoyable reading and plenty of quotes from the periods in question make this survey good reading. At least, I think so, and I hope you do as well.
Begin with the Title and Description of the Colver Lecture Series, or just get started with the first lecture, The Earliest Universities.
By the way, this is the most typo-free text I have put online. Kudos to all involved in printing this book. I am becoming a big fan of Henry Holt and his publishing company, as it was in the early days under his ownership at least.