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Sir Patrick Geddes

by Philip L. Boardman 1937

FOR many decades the name of Patrick Geddes has been familiar to biologists, city-planners, and the more enlightened- sociologists. Some really know him as a pioneer worker in their respective fields, while others only look on him as a rather annoying thinker who kept hurling ideas at everyone within reach of tongue or pen. The general cultivated public, however, knows little about him, and it is doubtful whether one teacher or educator in a thousand has even heard his name. This state of ignorance represents a tremendous loss to American education, for not only was Geddes one of the most significant teachers of the past fifty years, but he is potentially one of our greatest educational leaders.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 1 Number 1, 1937, p. 273-274
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 13547, Date Accessed: 9/20/2018 6:54:07 AM

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