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ERIC Number: ED181807
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Pages: 300
Abstractor: N/A
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Princeton Retrospectives. Twenty-Fifth-Year Reflections on a College Education.
Heath, Roy
Princeton University graduates of the class of 1954 were interviewed to determine what aspects of their undergraduate education they value and how their undergraduate years may have enriched their lives. The author, a professor of psychology at Princeton from 1950-1954, interviewed 32 of his former advisees 25 years after their graduation. The graduates' reflections of the impact that the faculty, other students, the campus community, the advisee project, and the senior thesis had on their lives are discussed and reveal a varied response to a Princeton education from the perspective of middle age. Responses reflected differing opinions of how productively the Princeton years contributed to a student's development as a person. Several graduates perceived their years at Princeton to have been the most thriving years of their lives, while others saw the experience as a relatively barren period in contrast to other years. Certain aspects of the Princeton experience, the underclass years, freshman athletics, traditions, and educational quality are addressed in the final chapter on implications for higher education. Biographical sketches, photographs of participants, and transcripts of the interviews are appended. (SF)
The Darwin Press, Inc., Box 2202, Princeton, NJ 08540 ($14.95)
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Princeton University NJ