Education Without Compromise: From Chaos to Coherence in Higher Education

William D. Schaefer, Author
William D. Schaefer, Author Jossey-Bass $30.95 (155p) ISBN 978-1-55542-197-7
Reviewed on: 03/01/1990
Release date: 03/01/1990
According to the author, an English professoor at UCLA, an overlooked problem of contemporary education is ``mindlessly mixed vocational and educational courses without continuity or coherence or anything approaching a consensus as to what really should constitute an education.'' Calling for rediscovery of traditional academic disciplines at all levels, particularly in institutions of higher learning, he focuses on the need for definition of the ingredients and parameters of liberal education in our age of exploding knowledge. This is an intelligent, sobering examination of his milieu by a teacher who believes that student consumerism and inefficient teaching are the betes noires of the contemporary campus. In an easy-to-read narrative with personal and historical references, Schaefer speaks to all who are concerned about the education of our youth. (Mar.)
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