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The Experimental College


Meiklejohn, Alexander, 1872-1964
The Experimental College
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1932
xix, 421 pages : frontispiece (portrait) ; 23 cm

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[About the book], pp. [unnumbered]-i

Alexander Meiklejohn [portrait], p. ii

[Title page], pp. iii-vi

Contents, pp. vii-viii

Preface, pp. ix-xxii

I: The aim of the liberal college, pp. 1-2

Chapter one: Intelligence and scholarship, pp. 3-19

Chapter two: The lower college, pp. 20-29

Chapter three: Responsibility and books, pp. 30-36

II: The course of study, pp. 37-38

Chapter four: The preliminary hypothesis, pp. 39-44

Chapter five: Understanding is integration, pp. 45-66

Chapter six: The Athens-America curriculum, pp. 67-88

Chapter seven: Comments and counter proposals, pp. 89-116

III: The methods of teaching, pp. 117-118

Chapter eight: The individual student and his freedom, pp. 119-136

Chapter nine: The principle at work, pp. 137-151

Chapter ten: Gains and losses, pp. 152-171

Chapter eleven: Advisers and pupils, pp. 172-210

IV: The determining conditions, pp. 211-212

Chapter twelve: The health of the community, pp. 213-228

Chapter thirteen: The health of the individual student, pp. 229-242

V: A suggestion for the college of letters and science, pp. 243-244

Chapter fourteen: A possible organization of the lower college, pp. 245-268

VI: Experimenting in a university, pp. 269-270

Chapter fifteen: Cooperations, pp. 271-277

Chapter sixteen: Interferences, pp. 278-294

Chapter seventeen: Misunderstandings, pp. 295-310

VII: Conclusions, pp. 311-312

Chapter eighteen: Recommendations, pp. 313-320

VIII: Postscript, pp. 321-322

Chapter nineteen: Action by the advisers, pp. 323-326

Appendices, pp. 327-328

Appendix I: Prefatory note and Chapter I and II of the report as presented to the University of Wisconsin, pp. 329-349

Appendix II: A report by Dr. Frankwood Williams, pp. 350-361

Appendix III: Note on content of curriculum, pp. 362-367

Appendix IV: Assignments prepared for the class which leaves the College in June, 1932, pp. 368-393

Sophomore assignments, pp. 394-421 ff.

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