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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 8, No. 12. September 19, 1945

The Report

The Report

The contents of the report are meaty, with a delightful absence of padding. They cover:—
(a)General policy and methods, age of entry, tests, matriculation, residence, tutorial supervision, scholarships, mutual recognition of standards.
(b)Replanning, with emphasis on a general cultural Degree in Natural Science and the Humanities, Sociology and citizenship, public service, education of teachers, research, adult education, broadcasting, teaching aids, finance, Universities advisory council, world-wide University collaboration, exchange of students and staff.
(c)Rehabilitation of destroyed Universities.

Of the many reports, broadsheets, and articles, over the past five years on post-war Universities, this must be regarded as the most concise so far. One's only regret is that a many-times expanded report could not have been issued, with a wider discussion of the various Faculties, to be to the Universities what Finer's book is to the British Civil Service.

I repeat that this report is a Must for everyone interested in University education and the training of teachers. If students have the interests of the real University at heart, they dare not miss it. If professors and lecturers are to be more than, peddlers of potted brains, they must read it. If the University is to fulfil its pleace in the community, those who govern our Universities must not only read, mark and inwardly digest, but also act on the proposals.