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A University President Speaks Out

reviewed by Dewey B. Stuit - 1963

coverTitle: A University President Speaks Out
Author(s): G. V. Newsom
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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A University President Speaks Out is the product of the thinking of a man who has devoted many years—indeed, a life-time—to university teaching and administration. His teaching field is mathematics, but in his writing, he reflects considerable understanding and appreciation of psychology, history, and philosophy—subjects which he has studied as hobbies over the years. The book consists of four chapters, the first of which is entitled, "Some Ideas on Educational Philosophy and Procedures." The remaining three chapters represent applications of these ideas to the "Problems of Today's Students," "Problems of Today's Parents," and "Problems of Educational Institutions, Especially Colleges and Universities." The Chief point of emphasis in Chapter I is that a major function of education is to develop the talents of young people. Many educators would agree that our educational system often seems more concerned with courses, credits, and grades than with true excellence of performance. We have a wide range... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 64 Number 8, 1963, p. 736-736
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2986, Date Accessed: 1/18/2021 12:14:38 AM

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