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Meiklejohn, Alexander 1872-1964

Overview
Works: 154 works in 364 publications in 4 languages and 7,548 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Honoree
Classifications: JC591, 323.4430973
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Political freedom : the constitutional powers of the people by Alexander Meiklejohn( Book )

36 editions published between 1948 and 1979 in English and Spanish and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education between two worlds by Alexander Meiklejohn( Book )

31 editions published between 1942 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written in the midst of World War II, this book makes a strong argument for the crucial importance of education as the solution to the dilemmas with which our Anglo-Saxon culture was nurtured, with particular emphasis on the work of John Dewey and Jean-Jacques Rousseau."The schools with which this argument is concerned are those of the Anglo-Saxon democracies of the last three centuries. In the life of England and America as we now know them, three hundred years of cultural change have moved on to a culminating and desperate crisis. That culture, in its religious and moral aspects, we have called Protestantism. On the economic and political side it has appeared as Capitalism. And these two together have established and maintained a way of life which we describe as Democratic. This book is devoted to an attempt to understand the education which is given by Anglo-Saxon democracies, to study the learning and teaching which have been done by a Protestant-capitalist civilization." ufrom the Preface.As the original foreword by Reginald Archambault indicates, "Fundamentally this is a book about education written by an educator who was anything but conservative and never merely theoretical. He is interested not only in educational theory but also in educational policy, and indeed, in pedagogy. The volume is invaluable, then, for the student of education, for it sheds critical light on the classic conceptions of education for the poor, and provides a heuristic statement of direction for the future." Stringfellow Barr, writing for the New Republic, indicates that this is "A wise and courageous book. I do not know how anybody concerned with education can ignore it." Mark van Doren in the Nation said, "As many readers as are interested in human happiness should go through this bookafor it is concerned with as important a theme as any I can imagine.""--Provided by publisher
The experimental college by Alexander Meiklejohn( Book )

31 editions published between 1927 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1932, The Experimental College is the record of a radical experiment in university education. Established at the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1927 by innovative educational theorist Alexander Meiklejohn, the "Experimental College" itself was to be a small, intensive, residence-based program within the larger university that provided a core curriculum of liberal education for the first two years of college. Aimed at finding a method of teaching whereby students would gain "intelligence in the conduct of their own lives," the Experimental College gave students unprecedented freedom. Discarding major requirements, exams, lectures, and mandatory attendance, the program reshaped the student-professor relationship, abolished conventional subject divisions, and attempted to find a new curriculum that moved away from training students in crafts, trades, professions, and traditional scholarship. Meiklejohn and his colleagues attempted instead to broadly connect the democratic ideals and thinking of classical Athens with the dilemmas of daily life in modern industrial America. The experiment became increasingly controversial within the university, perhaps for reasons related less to pedagogy than to personalities, money, and the bureaucratic realities of a large state university. Meiklejohn's program closed its doors after only five years, but this book, his final report on the experiment, examines both its failures and its triumphs. This edition brings back into print Meiklejohn's original, unabridged text, supplemented with a new introduction by Roland L. Guyotte. In an age of increasing fragmentation and specialization of academic studies, The Experimental College remains a useful tool in any examination of the purposes of higher education
Free speech and its relation to self-government by Alexander Meiklejohn( Book )

28 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The liberal college by Alexander Meiklejohn( Book )

9 editions published between 1920 and 1969 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and education by Willard Learoyd Sperry( Book )

13 editions published between 1945 and 1971 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freedom and the college by Alexander Meiklejohn( Book )

11 editions published between 1923 and 1970 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does America mean? by Alexander Meiklejohn( Book )

8 editions published between 1935 and 1972 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inclinations and obligations by Alexander Meiklejohn( Book )

12 editions published between 1948 and 1969 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy by Alexander Meiklejohn( Book )

4 editions published in 1926 in English and Undetermined and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Supreme Court as history by Alexander Meiklejohn( Recording )

5 editions published between 1964 and 1984 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander Meiklejohn speaks on the educational value of the law, as well as his other pioneering experiments in the field of adult education
Education for freedom by Alexander Meiklejohn( Recording )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author reading the first two chapters of a projected book on how to educate for a free society. Commentary by Scott Buchanan
Education for a free society; selected papers on political and personal freedom, the content of liberal learning, and the role of the teacher in America by Alexander Meiklejohn( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report of the advisers of the Experimental college in the University of Wisconsin, presented to the Faculty of the college of Letters and Science, January, 1932 by Alexander Meiklejohn( Book )

1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inclinations and obligations, by Alexander Meiklejohn by Alexander Meiklejohn( Book )

1 edition published in 1948 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does the College hope to be during the next hundred years? by Alexander Meiklejohn( Book )

1 edition published in 1921 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The first amendment, the school and religion]( Recording )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander Meiklejohn : teacher of freedom by Alexander Meiklejohn( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of his educational philosophical and legal writings, along with a biographical study and introductions to the selections."
Prophets unawares, the romance of an idea by Lucien Price( Book )

2 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The experimental college
Alternative Names
Alexander Meiklejohn Amerikaans filosoof (1872-1964)

Alexander Meiklejohn British philosopher

Alexander Meiklejohn philosophe britannique

亞歷山大·米克爾約翰

Languages
English (237)

German (4)

Spanish (2)

Chinese (1)

Covers
The experimental collegeFree speech and its relation to self-governmentWhat does America mean?Habits of mind : the Experimental College Program at BerkeleyA Socrates for all seasons : Alexander Meiklejohn and deliberative democracy