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Changing Values in College: An Exploratory Study of the Impact of College Teaching


reviewed by Philip H. Phenix 1958

coverTitle: Changing Values in College: An Exploratory Study of the Impact of College Teaching
Author(s): Philip F. Jacob
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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In these days of unprecedented expansion in American higher education the worth of the undertaking is largely an unquestioned article of faith. The evidence is unmistakable that persons with a college education stand to gain economic and social advantages over those without it. Hence the scramble for admission and the acute pressure for more facilities. It is also certain that students do grow in knowledge and skill through their college experience. But what difference does college make in students' values'? What is the effect of higher education on interests, beliefs, commitments, and attitudes? In short, how does college influence character? It was to help answer these questions that the study under review was made. This book is not a report of new field research, but a critical interpretive summary and analysis of existing research data, comprising some 354 items listed in the annotated inventory at the conclusion of the study. Professor... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 59 Number 7, 1958, p. 428-428
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4475, Date Accessed: 12/12/2017 4:59:09 PM

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