WHAT A UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT HAS LEARNED by A. Lawrence Lowell

WHAT A UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT HAS LEARNED

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The former President of Harvard presents an extremely precise, cautious, and often stimulating discussion of the various angles of the pedagogical problem. Six distinct essays which cover the problem of the administrator, the need for pattern, broad outlines, selflessness; the university 's functions of spreading knowledge, and educating youth; whether to specialize in equipping youth with the tools of a trade or to uphold the humanistic system of stimulating interest in various directions (utilitarian or classical with the author in favor of the latter); examinations, academic freedom, the student mind. A midway point of view between conservative and progressive, sagely, tolerantly and wisely upheld. For educators, libraries and colleges.

Pub Date: July 5th, 1938
Publisher: Macmillan