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United States


by William G. Carr 1944

Plans for post-war improvements in education began to appear even before December 7, 1941. As far as the stated aims of American education are concerned, the plans now under discussion suggest no apparent tendency toward wholesale revision. The schools will probably continue to profess the same general purposes after the war as they did before it. They will continue to try to help young people learn the tools of number and communication; they will strive to awaken the intellectual curiosity that serves as a basis for lifelong learning; they will teach people how to safeguard their own health, how to live and work with others, how to choose an occupation and succeed in it, how to function as intelligent citizens of the United States and of the world.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 1 Number 1, 1944, p. 309-328
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15150, Date Accessed: 12/13/2017 5:38:21 PM

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  • William Carr
    Educational Policies Commission of the National Education Association, Washington, D.C.
    Executive Secretary
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