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Authority and Freedom in Education-An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education


reviewed by Hugh C. Black 1966

coverTitle: Authority and Freedom in Education-An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education
Author(s): Paul Nash
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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In 1958, after the launching of Sputnik I the previous fall, the late I. L. Kandel dreamed the great hope for philosophy of education: that the energies diverted for so many decades to the conflict between Traditionalism and Progressivism would become concentrated on the task of "the basic rethinking of educational issues" and of getting education on the right track. If he were alive eight years later, Kandel would be pleased, I think, with this Wiley publication by Paul Nash of Boston University. Not a comprehensive treatment of the whole field of philosophy of education through the usual study of various "schools of thought," Nash's book represents the examination (by means of a most encouraging approach) of the single theme stated in the title "as a lens through which some of the major problems in the field can be studied." Nash intends to stimulate the student to react to the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 68 Number 2, 1966, p. 179-179
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2245, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 10:39:49 PM

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