THE REBIRTH OF LIBERAL EDUCATION by Fred B. Millett

THE REBIRTH OF LIBERAL EDUCATION

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Under the auspices of the Rockefeller Foundation, Professor Millett, of Wesleyan University, made a study of the liberal arts as taught in various colleges and universities -- how they are being revitalized in the present are in which the humanities have lost caste, when technical and vocational values have superseded the aesthetic, the spiritual and the intellectual. His outlook is humanistic -- civilized; his judgments pointed. He surveys experimental courses various techniques of teaching from the conventional lecture -- discussion method; the tutorial or independent study; the innovation of a return to the original texts. He discusses the personnel and the conflict in a liberal arts department between the historical, the critical, the creative. Here is a book which offers no solution, but a survey of various experiments, and which underlines the values of this type of education for a too materialistic world. For educators largely.

Pub Date: Feb. 15th, 1945
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace