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The Uncommitted

reviewed by John Holt - 1966

coverTitle: The Uncommitted
Author(s): Kenneth Keniston
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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This is a most important addition to the writing of our time on youth and society. Psychologists, social scientists, and educational philosophers will read it, and with great profit. But too many others—teachers, parents, citizens—who ought to read it, and would learn much from it, will probably not read it at all. For while the book is not badly written, even quite well written, as academic writing goes, it is still academic writing—needlessly wordy, repetitive, and ponderous. Everything Keniston has to say, which is a great deal, he could have said far more briefly and simply. Had he done so, his book would have had a wider and stronger effect. The book is in two sections. The first, Alienated Youth, is a study in depth of the psychology and backgrounds of a group of highly alienated college students. It is a splendid piece of research—careful, thorough, and imaginative. Keniston has known... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 67 Number 8, 1966, p. 626-626
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2366, Date Accessed: 1/29/2020 1:34:43 PM

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