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Compulsory Mis-Education

reviewed by John F. Warner - 1965

coverTitle: Compulsory Mis-Education
Author(s): P. Goodman
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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An editor with Houghton Mifflin and an astute observer of the educational scene, Mr. Warner finds some joy in the fact that three of these four recent books are informative, challenging, and—for the most part—readable. Things were not ever thus education! And the three also cast helpful light on the shifting con-tours of our schools by providing historical perspective, insight into technological developments, and a strong revisionist challenge. Time was when a reviewer, faced with containing four loosely similar books on education in a single essay, would have considered himself smiled upon by the gods if two of those four offered some fresh and original ideas couched in readable—if not dramatic—prose. Should three have attained this Olympian goal, he might indeed be forgiven if he swooned. Happily, however, books written by educators have improved measureably if this packet of four is any indication. Except for one, which is an absolute farce—a nonbook... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 66 Number 8, 1965, p. 760-760
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2527, Date Accessed: 3/6/2021 11:45:00 PM

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