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. . . the last best hope... Democracy Makes New Demands on Education


reviewed by James F. Russell, II 1956

coverTitle: . . . the last best hope... Democracy Makes New Demands on Education
Author(s): Henry W. Holmes
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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With that gracefulness his acquaintances have learned to expect, Dean Emeritus Holmes here records the views of democracy and of the relation of education and freedom which he has distilled from a long career in education. Like the other volumes in the distinguished series that make up the Inglis Lectures, this one, in slender compass, speaks to us from a deep well of experience. How many educators today can say with Dean Holmes, Yes, I knew and studied with James, Royce, Palmer, Santayana, and later worked with President Eliot, William Alan Nielson, and Alfred North Whitehead. I have talked at some length with Dewey and Thorndike. I have known personally Hanus, Cubberley, Flexner ... and most of the other men who have given these Inglis Lectures. . . . For Dean Holmes, democracy is more than a system; it is a way of life that derives from the ideal of the sacred... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 57 Number 7, 1956, p. 505-505
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4664, Date Accessed: 10/17/2017 7:25:34 AM

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