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John Dewey’s Page: The Social Significance of Academic Freedom


by John Dewey — 1936

I AM not especially fond of the phrase academic freedom as far as the adjective academic is concerned. It suggests something that is rather remote and technical. Indeed, it is common to use the word as a term of disparagement. But the reality for which the phrase stands has an importance far beyond any particular expression used to convey it.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 1 Number 1, 1936, p. 165-166
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 13272, Date Accessed: 10/17/2017 2:49:26 PM

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