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The Effective General College Curriculum as Revealed by Examinations was first published in 1937. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.This volume, authored by the Committee on Education Research of the University of Minnesota, is the ninth in a series dealing with obstacles and challenges in college education.The General College of the University of Minnesota was established in 1932 as an experiment in giving students who cannot spend four years or more in college as broad a cultural education as possible. This book sketches the development of the program, tells how that program operates and what its objectives are, and describes in detail the several courses and the examinations that have been devised to measure its success.Part I contains introductory chapters by President Coffman, Melvin E. Haggerty, Dean of the College of Education, Malcolm S. MacLean, director of the General College, and Professors Alvin C. Eurich and Palmer O. Johnson, examination counselors. Each chapter in Part II, “The Comprehensive Examination Areas,” deals with a specific field: contemporary affairs, history and government, economics, euthenics, psychology, art, physical science, biological science, and English. Each chapter is written by well-qualified authorities in their respective fields, and gives course content as well as examples and results of the tests by which the General College measures the growth of the individual student in judgment, in ability to solve problems, and in appreciation of the arts. Part III contains studies of related problems.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. FOREWORD
  2. L. D. COFFMAN
  3. pp. vii-viii
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  1. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  2. ALVIN C. EURICH, PALMER 0. JOHNSON
  3. pp. ix-x
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  1. TABLE OF CONTENTS
  2. pp. xi-xvi
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  1. PART I. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF ADEQUATE EXAMINATIONS
  2. p. 1
  1. I. THE EFFECTIVE COLLEGE CURRICULUM
  2. MELVIN E. HAGGERTY
  3. pp. 3-11
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  1. II. ORGANIZATION OF THE GENERAL COLLEGE
  2. MALCOLM S. MACLEAN
  3. pp. 12-30
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  1. III. THE EXPERIMENTAL EXAMINATION PROGRAM IN THE GENERAL COLLEGE
  2. ALVIN C. EURICH, PALMER 0. JOHNSON
  3. pp. 31-42
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  1. PART II. THE COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION AREAS
  2. p. 43
  1. IV. CONTEMPORARY AFFAIRS STUDIES
  2. ALVIN C. EURICH, EDGAR WEAVER, ELMO C. WILSON
  3. pp. 45-62
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  1. V. HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT STUDIES
  2. EDGAR B. WESLEY
  3. pp. 63-95
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  1. VI. ECONOMIC STUDIES
  2. EDGAR B. WESLEY, PALMER O. JOHNSON
  3. pp. 96-111
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  1. VII. EUTHENICS STUDIES
  2. CLARA M. BROWN
  3. pp. 112-143
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  1. VIII. PSYCHOLOGY STUDIES
  2. ALVIN C. EURICH, HOWARD P. LONGSTAFF
  3. pp. 144-171
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  1. IX. ARTS STUDIES
  2. RAY FAULKNER, GERALD HILL
  3. pp. 172-214
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  1. X. PHYSICAL SCIENCE STUDIES
  2. PALMER O. JOHNSON
  3. pp. 215-252
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  1. XI. BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE STUDIES
  2. PALMER O. JOHNSON
  3. pp. 253-273
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  1. XII. ENGLISH STUDIES
  2. F. S. APPEL
  3. pp. 274-300
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  1. PART III. RELATED STUDIES
  2. p. 301
  1. XIII. A STUDY OF SUBSEQUENT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF GENERAL COLLEGE TRANSFER STUDENTS
  2. ALVIN C. EURICH
  3. pp. 303-307
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  1. XIV. AN APPLICATION OF FACTOR ANALYSES TO A SET OF ACHIEVEMENT TESTS
  2. PALMER O. JOHNSON, ROBERT W. B. JACKSON
  3. pp. 308-315
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  1. XV. PROGRESS OF GENERAL COLLEGE STUDENTS IN MATHEMATICS
  2. MARY L. ELVEBACK
  3. pp. 316-324
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  1. XVI. CONDITIONS AFFECTING THE DIFFERENTIATING CAPACITY OF TEST ITEMS
  2. MARY L. ELVEBACK
  3. pp. 325-332
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  1. XVII. THE EFFECT OF WEEKLY EXAMINATIONS UPON ACHIEVEMENT IN PSYCHOLOGY
  2. ALVIN C. EURICH, HOWARD P. LONGSTAFF, MARION WILDER
  3. pp. 333-347
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  1. XVIII. TECHNICAL VOCABULARY IN GENERAL COLLEGE SCIENCE
  2. PALMER O. JOHNSON
  3. pp. 348-374
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  1. XIX. AN APPLICATION OF BIOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE
  2. PALMER O. JOHNSON
  3. pp. 375-377
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  1. XX. THE ACHIEVEMENT OF EDUCATIONAL VALUES
  2. PALMER 0. JOHNSON, ALVIN C. EURICH
  3. pp. 378-388
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  1. XXI. THE EFFICIENCY OF A GROUP OF EXAMINATIONS
  2. ALVIN C. EURICH
  3. pp. 389-406
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  1. APPENDIX. TEST SITUATIONS DEVELOPED BY THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
  2. pp. 407-427
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781452937663
Related ISBN
9780816671335
MARC Record
OCLC
578545769
Pages
443
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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