By Herbert I. London

ISBN-10: 0761851712

ISBN-13: 9780761851714

Diary of a Dean is a memoir of Herbert London's years at long island collage. It follows his own direction from professor and ombudsman to dean of a brand new 'experimental' university. The interval in query parallels a tumultuous period in larger schooling. London's reviews put him within the eye of the tutorial typhoon. even though there has been significant debate concerning the content material and nature of upper schooling during this overheated interval, London tried to take care of a stability among a standard devotion to the canon of western civilization and rising applied sciences and suggestions that allow a versatile supply of schooling. conserving this stability, as London's phrases point out, used to be challenging. there have been pressures from many quarters together with, most importantly, the polarization of the school. Serving as a dean in an experimental collage and, whilst, ultimate dedicated to a Matthew Arnoldian view of the curriculum was once no longer whatever he expected as a younger professor. yet for a person wanting to know about the evolution of upper schooling within the previous few a long time, this booklet is imperative reading.

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