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Educational Myths and Realities


reviewed by George L. Newsome Jr. 1970

coverTitle: Educational Myths and Realities
Author(s): Ira S. Steinberg
Publisher: Addison Wesley , Reading
ISBN: , Pages: 240, Year: 1968
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Professor Steinberg has produced an interesting and challenging book that is both philosophical and practical. What started out as a series of essays has become a book. Contents and concerns were said to "spill over" from chapter to chapter making the work a set of "more or less intertwining essays." A certain consistency of treatment of topics, however, runs throughout the work. The author describes it as "that of uncovering and classifying ambiguities in concepts, conceptions and misconceptions and in t positions and arguments which figure in debate over educational means and ends." In a broader sense, the book is an analysis of issues and policies in education. The analysis is that common to ordinary language philosophy, and the issues are viewed as educational issues in political philosophy and philosophy of the social sciences. The analysis is not highly technical though it is cogent, and the issues are practical ones from the point of view of educators. Educators may find Part IV, "Crisis and Ambiguity," reinforcing opinions... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 71 Number 4, 1970, p. 677-681
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1821, Date Accessed: 10/19/2017 7:07:51 AM

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