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The Humanities and the Schools

by Martin Engel - 1970

Right now, in most schools, the humanities and the arts are no more than peripheral, "enrichment," low-priority courses. They are attached to the school curriculum like the reward of dessert after the completion of a distasteful meal. To change this calls for basic alterations in the institution and system which sustain what we call education.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 72 Number 2, 1970, p. 239-248
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1659, Date Accessed: 10/31/2020 3:34:03 AM

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  • Martin Engel
    United States Office of Education
    Martin Engel is with the United States Office of Education, Washington, D.C.
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