THE LIGHT THAT FLICKERS by Dexter M. Keezer

THE LIGHT THAT FLICKERS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Based on Keezer's experience as President of Reed College in Portland, Oregon, this is not a dreamy discussion of liberal education (and there have been many) even though his aims and views are liberal, but some practical facts and criticisms of colleges and college administration today. With a most disarming humor and an attractive manner, Dr. Keezer touches on many factors; the lack of ethical standards today; the cross currents and conflicts in the government of a college; the elements which mitigate against liberal education; the curriculum, too little changed to meet modern needs; the college in the community; the competitive and profit motives; the granting of honorary degrees; and his projection of an ideal liberal college. Here, too often, one is aware of the disparity between ideals and money factors... A stimulating contribution, if largely for the educational field.

Pub Date: June 4th, 1947
Publisher: Harper