Anglophile Nonsense

Jencks, Christopher
December 1960
New Republic;12/5/60, Vol. 143 Issue 24, p15
Focuses on education in Great Britain and the U.S. existing social roles. Education in Britain begins with pre-professional training in secondary school, and almost all university training is technical; Number of university graduates very nearly equals the number of places in the leadership of most professions; University exams are national and rigorous, but for those who have the right talent and temperament and play the game, education is free and even university living expenses are paid; College graduates in the U.S. are increasingly able to demand that their jobs provide the kind of security long taken for granted in England; The world of higher learning, which already dictates the organization and selection of students in graduate schools of law, medicine, liberal arts, and sciences, has begun to extend its hold down through the American educational world in much the same way as in England; Competition for admission has given the colleges a growing hold on the secondary schools.


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