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College Students React to Social Issues


by Theodore Brameld — 1934

THE sharpest attack on American colleges in current years has been centered on the inadequacy of social sciences. On the side of professorial research, the opinion is heard often—and notwithstanding the brain trust—that colleges have failed to solve any crucial problems arising from the depression. Students of even our best universities accordingly know little about the political implications of a capitalist system, and even less about really important programs of correction. Young graduates who all too soon must shoulder the responsibilities of running society will be tragically unprepared for a period of readjustment and probable upheaval. The task of reorganizing the social science curriculum to meet these criticisms, if they are sound, is obviously great.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 1 Number 1, 1934, p. 21-26
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12986, Date Accessed: 10/20/2017 5:50:46 PM

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