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Teaching Democracy in the Present Crisis


by The Editorial Board 1941

THE PRESENT WORLD THREAT TO democracy has stirred our people to unusual depths. In this crisis many are turning to the schools to demand that they teach democracy to our youth as effectively as the schools of Germany, Italy, and Russia are supposedly teaching Nazism, Fascism, and Communism to their respective youth. And not a few among us--even less clear as to what they think--go on to demand that our schools use the method of the totalitarian states, namely indoctrination, for the teaching of our democracy. Because indoctrination was until recent decades the usual method of teaching in our schools, the background thinking of our people is not clear as to the democratic way of teaching democracy. It is this general situation, with the dangers involved, that sets the problem here studied.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 1 Number 1, 1941, p. 134-135
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14168, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 3:36:03 PM

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