Education: Spoon-Feeding?

It was obvious to Historian Max Beloff, who teaches modern history at Oxford, that U.S. education was ahead on one count: more people, were getting to college than ever before. Could postwar Britain, which talked of doing the same, learn anything from U.S. experience?

Last year, Max Beloff, who has written a book on American history (Thomas Jefferson and American Democracy), made a six-month tour of U.S. campuses* to find out. There were, he admitted, a few things that pleased him, such as the exhaustive approach to Russian studies (not matched in Britain) of Columbia University's Russian Institute. Yet on the whole,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!