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ERIC Number: ED145740
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 36
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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What Standards Do We Raise? New Dimensions in Higher Education. Number 12.
Hatch, Winslow R.
Critical problems in education are addressed: the criteria of quality, proposed improvements, and methods for bringing about improvement. The problem of setting standards is discussed. It is suggested that quality may be indicated in those colleges: that do the least "telling" and the most "teaching"; that make adequate provision for learning resource centers or their equivalent; that provide the least remedial instruction; whose students do much general reading; whose students spend more than 30 hours per week on out-of-class study; that demonstrate competence in independent study; that offer common or core curricula in conjunction with independent study; whose introductory courses are clearly above high school level; whose aspirations are high but attainable; that can demonstrate gains in critical thinking; whose students are more creative as seniors than they were as freshmen; that have a significant educational impact on students; that are purposefully permissive and flexible; that are deliberately experimental; that defend the principles of academic freedom; where effective teaching is highly regarded and adequately compensated; whose graduates go into teaching in large numbers; who have carefully planned study-abroad programs; who have significant institutional research; and whose counseling program helps both students and the institution. (Author/LBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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