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Defending Democracy


by George A. Coe 1936

The social-science teacher may often be of minority groups. In these connections he is entitled to hold such opinions as he sees fit. But teaching is his field of social behavior. Here, in his public capacity, he must conform to the will of the majority and, to far as overt act or influence is concerned, uphold the social order under such democratic auspices as now represent the democratically expressed will of the majority. This expresses with an exactness not elsewhere found the doctrine that the school must follow social changes but must not lead them.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 1 Number 1, 1936, p. 10-10
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 13371, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 9:43:55 AM

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