Education: From Bell to Bell

After 34 years on college faculties, Dean Harry J. Carman of Columbia had to admit his distress. Last week at a Manhattan meeting of educators, he spelled it out: too few college professors and instructors know how to teach. He conceded that, as a class, college faculty members know a lot about a lot of things; but too many of them are "departmental-minded" people, who are "without ability to inspire."

It is not because of overcrowded classrooms or overloaded schedules that teachers are falling down on the job, said Dean Carman. The big reason is that teachers themselves are not being taught...

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