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Cultural Factors in Community-Education Programs


by Margaret Mead — 1959

Up to World War 11, community education, whether it was imposed by military force, transplantation of populations, monastic orders, or gentle doctrines of local participation, was primarily something that was done to or for some people by some other more advanced people desirous of raising the cultural level of the less advanced. Implicit in these various endeavors was the idea of raising the cultural level of a local population within limitations but not raising it as high as that of their mentors.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 58, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 60 Number 9, 1959, p. 66-96
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19930, Date Accessed: 10/18/2017 1:54:10 AM

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