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The Basic College of Michigan State

reviewed by E. K. Fretwell - 1956

coverTitle: The Basic College of Michigan State
Author(s): Thomas H. Hamilton, Edward Blackman
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: , Pages: , Year:
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This short volume has a lot to say. According to one of the editors, its purpose is to indicate briefly "the rationale of the Basic College of Michigan State College, the objectives of the courses which make up this program in general education, and the ways in which the achievement of the objectives is attempted," At a time when attention is being drawn both to the need for more effective general education and to mounting college enrollments, this book is especially pertinent. In his brief foreword, President John A. Hannah terms Michigan State College (which has become Michigan State University since publication of this volume) the first of the land grant colleges. He indicates that the original Morrill Act provided for "practical education," but also aimed "to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the several pursuits and professions in life." Thus the organization of the Basic... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 57 Number 8, 1956, p. 579-579
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4660, Date Accessed: 8/4/2020 4:51:16 PM

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