Home Articles Reader Opinion Editorial Book Reviews Discussion Writers Guide About TCRecord
transparent 13
Topics
Discussion
Announcements

Nationalism and Civic Education


by J. Montgomery Gambrill 1922

Civic education is greatly preoccupied with small-group relations and personal conduct and manners, which are important both in themselves and as foundations (like ability to read or equipment to earn a living in a useful occupation), but by no means include the major public problems of modern society. These larger and more difficult problems need vastly more study in relation to civic education than they have yet received. For example, the revelations of the Army Intelligence Tests regarding the incapacity of nearly one half of our population for any beyond the most elementary reasoning are a challenge to the current religion of democracy and the associated educational theories now universally accepted. Can political democracy be defended at all? What light can we get from an inquiry as to when and why and how political democracy originated and developed in the modern world? Can anything better be substituted, in the light of the world-old exploitation by ruling classes of the ruled, the never-ending battle between the privileged and the unprivileged? What should education do in the face of this large and complex problem?


To view the full-text for this article you must be signed-in with the appropropriate membership. Please review your options below:

Sign-in
Email:
Password:
Store a cookie on my computer that will allow me to skip this sign-in in the future.
Send me my password -- I can't remember it
 
Purchase this Article
Purchase Nationalism and Civic Education
Individual-Resource passes allow you to purchase access to resources one resource at a time. There are no recurring fees.
$12
Become a Member
Online Access
With this membership you receive online access to all of TCRecord's content. The introductory rate of $25 is available for a limited time.
$25
Print and Online Access
With this membership you receive the print journal and free online access to all of TCRecord's content.
$210


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 23 Number 2, 1922, p. 109-120
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4141, Date Accessed: 12/18/2017 6:05:05 AM

Purchase Reprint Rights for this article or review
Member Center
In Print
This Month's Issue

Submit
EMAIL

Twitter

RSS