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Higher Learning in Britain


reviewed by George Z. F. Bereday 1956

coverTitle: Higher Learning in Britain
Author(s): George F. Kneller
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: , Pages: , Year:
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What is the function of a university in an increasingly industrial society? How is it to reconcile the heritage of learning for its own sake with the growing demands for professional specialization? How will it preserve academic self-government and independence when driven increasingly to accept government financing? Can it open democratically the gates to all those who crave admission and at the same time preserve the rarefied standards of scholarly attainment? Can it train democratic "leaders" while avoiding the intellectual arrogance almost inevitable in a status oriented society? Some such questions are not unfamiliar to American universities in their battles with Chancellor Hutchins, or Senator McCarthy, or in their contemplation of the coming avalanche of students. Some such questions were asked in Germany when the universities backed Gottingen's strike against the appointment of Leonhard Schluter as Minister of Education in Saxony.1 Some such questions find their echo even in distant... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 58 Number 1, 1956, p. 53-53
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4572, Date Accessed: 12/12/2017 1:24:18 AM

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