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Communism in Education in Asia, Africa, and the Far Pacific


reviewed by Robert King Hall — 1954

coverTitle: Communism in Education in Asia, Africa, and the Far Pacific
Author(s): Walter Crosby Eells
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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The author of any broad survey inevitably faces a dilemma. If he limits himself to those areas of the subject in which he may rightly claim some degree of authority, he fails to cover the extensive material which a systematic analysis would demand. Yet in treating each area which logically must be considered, he is almost certain to go far beyond his own personal competence, and to fall into the trap of superficialities based on secondary and tertiary sources. In choosing a title such as Communism in Education in Asia, Africa and the Far Pacific, Walter Crosby Eells chose the latter of these two dangers. Perhaps because the tide gives such promise, the work itself appears vaguely unsatisfying. Dr. Eells spent two years travelling in thirty-nine countries following his retirement in 1951 from a position as Advisor on Higher Education, which he had held for four years in the Headquarters of... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 56 Number 3, 1954, p. 177-177
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4743, Date Accessed: 12/11/2017 8:02:29 PM

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