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Academic Values and Mass Education: The Early Years of Oakland and Monteith


reviewed by Esther Raushenbush 1971

coverTitle: Academic Values and Mass Education: The Early Years of Oakland and Monteith
Author(s): David Riesman, Joseph Gusfield, Zelda Gamson
Publisher: Doubleday, New York
ISBN: , Pages: 332, Year: 1970
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This book should be read by anybody interested in, hopeful about, and willing to face truths about innovation in undergraduate education. People negative about the value of trying to discover new ways of education, or ways to educate new populations, should read it too; but finding in the book neither a story of unequivocal success plus a formula for how to do things right, nor even a tantalizing challenge to adventure, some readers may find in it a lot of reasons to say, "Let's not jump from this familiar frying pan of ours into that fire, which would lick away such comfort as we have." Oakland University, set up by Michigan State University at Oakland, Michigan, and Monteith College on the campus of Wayne University in Detroit, were started in 1959. The mandates of these colleges were different, as they were "experimenting" colleges in different senses. Oakland was established to provide for commuting students, principally the children of working-class, noncollege parents—students who might otherwise not even... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 72 Number 3, 1971, p. 475-477
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1717, Date Accessed: 10/18/2017 10:52:44 AM

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