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reviewed by Kenneth H. Beesley 1960

coverTitle: Accreditation
Author(s): W. K. Seldon
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Many current issues in education are more easily understood when viewed against the backdrop of the accreditation movement. William K. Selden presents a convenient, documented reference with sufficient details about the influential streams behind accreditation to assist the educator in attempting to understand this complex process carried on by an even greater complexity of associations. Selden asks questions which need to be asked, but they also need to be answered. What standards are appropriate for higher education? How are standards to be measured or evaluated? Who is to exercise control over quality in education? What responsibility does a college or university, local or federal government, or a private organization have in policing standards, clarifying institutional objectives, or stimulating basic research on evaluation methods and techniques? The future, with new and mushrooming problems in our society, is no more clear than the present. Is a shift from local to national planning, control, and... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 62 Number 2, 1960, p. 184-184
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3344, Date Accessed: 12/11/2017 4:27:12 AM

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