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Education as Statecraft


by John L. Childs — 1934

IN his Democracy and Education, Dr. Dewey suggests that one of the best ways to probe into the inner meaning of social and philosophic theories and disputes is to apply the educational test of significance. A difference in theory, which does not make some concrete difference in educational practice, is a formal difference, he contends, with little life-significance. The truth of Dewey’s contention is illustrated by this report, which briefs the findings of the five-year inquiry of the Commission on the Social Studies appointed by the American Historical Association.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 1 Number 1, 1934, p. 23-26
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12969, Date Accessed: 12/18/2017 2:14:18 AM

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