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Voices in the Classroom: Public Schools and Public Attitudes


reviewed by Otto Krash 1966

coverTitle: Voices in the Classroom: Public Schools and Public Attitudes
Author(s): Peter Schrag
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Peter Schrag has written a captivating book which he acknowledges as journalistic rather than scholarly. Whatever the merits of these approaches, excellent writing is its own justification. Here are a sweeping glance at American public education and glistening detail that characterizes particular school systems, teaching techniques, the economic and cultural problems of an individual locale. The author's thesis, from Robert Havighurst's survey "The Public Schools of Chicago," is that schools should become the prime social welfare agency assuming the multiple functions of social rehabilitation as they once assumed the function of Americanizing immigrants. Mr. Schrag opposes this view with a "four walls" antithesis in which functions of education are defined simply by activities internal to schools and schooling. Using this contrast of function, the author investigates Topeka, Kansas; Jesup, Iowa; Chicago; Newton, Massachusetts; Appalachia; Dixie; California; and Jefferson County, Colorado. He thus discloses the varieties of American public education. The author is... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 67 Number 8, 1966, p. 636-636
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2386, Date Accessed: 12/10/2017 11:02:49 PM

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