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How To Change Colleges: Notes on Radical Reform


reviewed by Gil Schmerler - 1971

coverTitle: How To Change Colleges: Notes on Radical Reform
Author(s): Harold Taylor
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks (Henry Holt and Company, Inc.), New York
ISBN: , Pages: 180, Year: 1971
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A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, and Harold Taylor, who would never concede the applicability in this case, has a big mind. Taylor is a "liberal democrat" preaching radical reform. He intensely disapproves, after a year spent roaming the campus firing line, the tactics of "militant student activists," yet he faces "the fact that except in the special case of the experimental colleges and a handful of those that have recently been designed at the outset as experimental institutions, radical reform of American higher education on a system-wide basis is impossible by present methods other than those of militant student activism." He is an old college administrator who thinks that reforms must be made directly at the classroom level "without waiting for university-wide changes in policy." He defines a "radical in education" as "one who extends the limits of the curriculum beyond any one set of ideas from anywhere and gives ultimate freedom to the individual psyche"; goes on to recognize the department... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 73 Number 1, 1971, p. 153-155
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1633, Date Accessed: 8/15/2020 5:05:37 PM

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