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Planning Non-Traditional Programs


reviewed by Royce S. Pitkin - 1975

coverTitle: Planning Non-Traditional Programs
Author(s): K. Patricia Cross, John R. Valley and associates
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Planning Non-Traditional Programs K. Patricia Cross, John R. Valley, and Associates. San Francisco, California: Jossey-Bass, 1974. $9.50. 263 pp. Royce S. Pitkin Plainfield, Vermont Designed to be helpful to those who may be planning nontraditional programs in higher education, this collection of essays is based on traditional forms of studies of needs and desires of students and potential students, of accrediting procedures and problems, learning aids, credits, and degrees. Its authors seem to be more concerned with forms and structures than with the difficult problems of helping individuals educate themselves. Nevertheless, they do discuss some critical issues. The opening sentence of the first chapter (Cross and Valley) might cause one to wonder what is meant by "ready acceptance" in saying that "few innovations in higher education have met with more ready acceptance by a diversity of people and institutions than nontraditional study in its various forms." When it takes forty to fifty years to win... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 77 Number 1, 1975, p. 142-144
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1299, Date Accessed: 9/29/2020 1:17:03 PM

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