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Utopian Colleges
     

Utopian Colleges

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by Constance Cappel
 

Discouraged with the state of higher education in the United States, Dr. Constance Cappel visited over fifty institutions of higher education worldwide. Pooling from her experiences, Dr. Cappel described five examples of «utopian colleges,» where she was ultimately either a student or an employee. The resulting study, Utopian Colleges, examines

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Discouraged with the state of higher education in the United States, Dr. Constance Cappel visited over fifty institutions of higher education worldwide. Pooling from her experiences, Dr. Cappel described five examples of «utopian colleges,» where she was ultimately either a student or an employee. The resulting study, Utopian Colleges, examines both the strengths and weaknesses of any human institution. Utopian Colleges gives both historical and contemporary insights into American higher education that are both experimental and progressive.

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«'Utopian Colleges' is a serious and important contribution to the history of progressive education.» (Harold Taylor, Author and Educator)
«Imagine educating people in the 'best' possible way - respecting the whole person, building on interests and abilities, strengthening responsibility for self and others, solving problems and preparing students to lead the improvement of the world! A few colleges have taken this challenge seriously, and Dr. Cappel tells us about them in this important book.» (Judith Wood Spock, Educator and Trustee, Antioch University, Ohio)
«'Utopian Colleges' has focused on several colleges in the United States that have pioneered a number of innovative educational, social, and administrative procedures. This research has undoubtedly pointed the way for future scholars and practitioners in higher education.» (Robert McAndrews, Core Graduate Faculty, The Union Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820420561
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/1999
Series:
American University Studies Series: Series 14: Education , #38
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.36(d)

Meet the Author

The Author: Constance Cappel received her Ph.D. in Higher Education: Ethics and Philosophy in 1991 from the Union Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio; her M.A. from Columbia University; and her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence. As a recent U.S. Peace Corps Business Advisor in Poland, she was Professor at the University of Lodz and the University of Warsaw. She has recently been Head of the real estate agency at Price Waterhouse in Warsaw. Her biography, Hemingway in Michigan, has a worldwide readership. As a scholar, author, and businessperson, she acquired an international perspective while twice circling the world. She has lived in New York, Vermont, California, India, and most recently Poland.

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Utopian Colleges 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I was unhappy with the factory system of education at most state universities, I ran across this little book in the library. I agreed with its point of view and transferred to one of the utopian colleges for my junior and senior years. I would suggest this book to all students unhappy with their corporate universities.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I was applying to colleges two years ago, I happened upon this book. I was looking for a "utopian college" without realizing it. Now I'm at Sarah Lawrence College and loving it.One of the "utopian colleges" mentioned in Dr. Cappel's book, I never would have heard about Sarah Lawrence without this book. I highly recommend this book to all creative and independant students looking for the right college for themselves where they can be their orignal selves.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Utopian Colleges gives the reader a chance to become aware of institutions of higher education that differ from traditional universities. With the freedom from grades, football, fraternities, and other extra curriculer events, a learner can pursue their own goals at their own pace with the support of mentor-style professors. Important to all creative thinkers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you want an education that will help you 'think out of the box' in this complex and changing world, this book shows you where to go to find it. Not only are original thinkers encouraged by these institutions, but they continue to live lives of change and forsight.