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Who Should Go to College

reviewed by Karl W. Bigelow 1953

coverTitle: Who Should Go to College
Author(s): Byron S. Hollinshead
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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What proportion of our young people of college age should our institutions of higher education attempt to educate? How far have we succeeded in achieving such a goal? For obvious reasons these two questions were of concern to the Commission on Financing Higher Education. It accordingly arranged for an examination of all available evidence to be made by the then president of Coe College. This book is Mr. Hollinshead's report. It considers who attends college, why they go, who should have the opportunity, and what a solution would involve; and it leads to some cautious prophecies and recommendations. Following the appended chapter on motivation by Mr. Havighurst and Mr. Rodgers come some useful "selections from the literature." There is also an index. Mr. Hollinshead assumes that the "top" 25 per cent of American boys and girls have the ability requisite for success in college. This would include all those possessing an... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 54 Number 7, 1953, p. 410-410
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4952, Date Accessed: 7/19/2018 8:52:01 PM

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