Education: Progress's Pilgrim

Sarah Lawrence College was released three years ago from the protective custody of Vassar's President Henry Noble McCracken (TIME, Dec. 21, 1936), its eight-year-old feet set firmly on the path of progressive education. Ever since then, the college has wanted to record in film a "sustained visual explanation" of itself. Last week the wish was fact.

Shown for the first time to the student body, Design for Education chronicles the Sarah Lawrence educational method typified in the four-year career of a candidate for an A.B. degree. "Joan," the heroine, is Marjory Erdman, a sophomore...

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