Boucher, Chauncey S.
February 1933
Education;Feb1933, Vol. 53 Issue 6, p328
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the 1930 educational plan of the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. The exceptional feature of the plan was its differentiation between specialized study and general education. In order that the students would be given a broad general education as a basis for future specialization, generalized training was emphasized in the colleges. An introductory general course was offered in each of the four divisional fields, the biological sciences, the physical sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences, in order to give the student in his junior-college years something approaching and respectable minimum of contact with the many departmental fields of knowledge. As the work of systemizing the general courses took pace, it became obvious that certain economies in the mechanics of presentation of subject matter should be affected if possible.


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