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Schools in an Age of Mass Culture


reviewed by David C. Whitney 1965

coverTitle: Schools in an Age of Mass Culture
Author(s): W. Rudy
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Seeking to present an historical perspective on American education in the twentieth century, the latest book by Willis Rudy, a professor of history at Fairleigh Dickinson University, portrays the public schools awash in an ocean of conflicting currents and undercurrents. Based on the "selected themes" to which Rudy has limited himself, the picture of "seeming chaos" is enough to frighten any prospective school board trustee or PTA member. The book seems to say that, although there were many changes in the system of public education in the first half of the twentieth century, there was little if any progress. "If we take a close look," says Rudy, "at the viewpoints expressed before 1945, the main impression we carry away with us is a negative one. For a variety of reasons those Americans who were taking the time and trouble to formulate a reasoned critique of their country's educational system during the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 66 Number 7, 1965, p. 650-650
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2589, Date Accessed: 10/24/2017 5:37:49 AM

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