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Student Participation in College Administration


reviewed by Paul Grutzner Bulger 1953

coverTitle: Student Participation in College Administration
Author(s): Frances E. Falvey
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Here is a book that cuts deeply into the very important question that continually concerns college administrators, faculties and students: Should students participate in college administration? The author states, "In a country devoted to the expansion, development, and preservation of democratic institutions and processes it is fundamental that student participation in college administration operate in a democratic framework. That such is the case is a false assumption in many instances." (p.12) The reviewer is of the opinion that colleges must recognize their democratic basis and provide opportunities for their students to experience, and hence to learn, our fundamental democratic processes. Only by doing will students learn to be good citizens in the college community and in the larger community. The author gives an excellent historical picture of the development of student participation and shows how the students dominated the medieval universities, how gradually the colleges and universities in the fourteenth through the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 54 Number 6, 1953, p. 353-353
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4941, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 7:43:02 AM

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