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A History of Education in American Culture


reviewed by Gordon C. Lee 1953

coverTitle: A History of Education in American Culture
Author(s): R. Freeman Butts, Lawrence A. Cremin
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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In the United States one of the major phenomena of the years since the war has been a succession of vigorous, sometimes violent, attacks upon our system of public education. These attacks have been of two primary sorts. In the first place, there continues what Dr. James B. Conant called the "academic civil war" between the professional educators and the faculties in the liberal arts. In the second place, American public education since the war has increasingly come under fire from organized lay groups, both local and national. It is not in the province of this review to undertake a detailed assessment of the merits of the criticisms put forward by these groups. This reviewer would hold, however, that the chief responsibility for meeting and countering these attacks lies with the teaching profession and particularly with the schools and faculties engaged in the preparation of teachers. These campaigns of organized criticism... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 55 Number 2, 1953, p. 101-101
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4833, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 2:53:46 AM

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