Education: Live & Learn

What sort of program should U.S. higher education offer to the adult who has finally decided to go after the liberal arts degree he missed in his youth? After five months of experimenting, New York City's Brooklyn College believes that it has a sound suggestion.

When Director Edwin Spengler of Brooklyn's School of General Studies and his assistant director, Bernard Stern, first began working on the experiment, they had already decided that the regular undergraduate program (enrollment: 15,000) was not entirely suitable for adults. For one thing, some grownups object to being put in a class with boys and girls half their...

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