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The Higher Learning in America


reviewed by Patricia A. Graham - 1969

coverTitle: The Higher Learning in America
Author(s): Paul Woodring
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Acknowledging the titles of Thorstein Veblen and Robert Maynard Hutchins, Paul Woodring has written, fifty years after the first and thirty-two after the second, The Higher Learning in America: A Reassessment, a book which is indebted to Veblen mostly for the title and more significantly to Hutchins for a vision of a liberal education and the specter of specialization. Woodring, who has written extensively on educational matters and is perhaps best known as the founder of the Saturday Reviews monthly educational supplement, has drawn heavily on his several decades of close observation of the American academic scene and has presented his conclusions here. One of the virtues of Woodring's education supplement at the Saturday Review is that it presents contemporary developments in education to the general reader and the educator alike. In this volume, however, the audience will probably be limited to the general reader who is not particularly knowledgeable about... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 70 Number 4, 1969, p. 380-381
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1951, Date Accessed: 6/6/2020 3:41:18 AM

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