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The College Experience

reviewed by Jean Glidden Henderson - 1969

coverTitle: The College Experience
Author(s): Mervin B. Freedman
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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In this book about the college years, Professor Freedman covers five topics: the college and society, personality development, sexuality, the education of women, and current issues on campus. Of the topics, the first two and the last will be read profitably by faculty, administrators, and the interested public. Parents will be reassured by the discussion of sex on campus and those persons interested in the education of women will be familiar with this section since these chapters have appeared previously as journal articles. Rewritten as a chapter they would have strengthened and improved the book. Professor Freedman is not commendatory about the present state of higher education. He sees the grim competition for academic achievement in the existing system as forcing conformity upon students. These intense demands to excell are met by abandoning social activities, athletics, and just idle meditation, turning students into "humorless, leisureless, guilt-ridden drudges." He recalls the great... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 70 Number 6, 1969, p. 572-574
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1912, Date Accessed: 10/19/2019 9:47:33 PM

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