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College Education as Personal Development


reviewed by C. Winfield Scott - 1961

coverTitle: College Education as Personal Development
Author(s): Margaret B. Fischer, Jeanne L. Noble
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Based on the idea that college education is more than intellectual experience, this book discusses understanding oneself, the nature of the college and the resources it offers students for self-development, and choices and values as they relate to both the college environment and to life in general. The first part covers the nature of the self and how it develops, applies concepts of mental hygiene to the understanding of tasks of self-discovery and self-direction, and describes methods of self-appraisal through tests and measurements, counseling, and guidance. The second part describes the role of the student as student, stressing the handling of stress through habits of study and personal discipline. It discusses resources for learning and the reciprocal role of student and teacher and surveys the resources of scholarship, including tools and methods of study. Filially, the third part deals with the three great decisions of life: choice of work, of a... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 62 Number 5, 1961, p. 425-425
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3263, Date Accessed: 10/14/2019 9:31:11 AM

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