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Design in Liberal Learning


reviewed by Paul Brandwein 1972

coverTitle: Design in Liberal Learning
Author(s): Maxwell Goldberg
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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We who teach are a gathered people with a sense of mission, but we have never been young in the world of our young. Missions change. Maxwell Goldberg seeks to unite young and old in the quest for an American paideia. Liberal education, which should transmit a paideia, builds character, if only because the tincture of iron necessary for renewal builds on the union of tradition and innovation. Nevertheless, Aldous Huxley reminded us that although biological evolution consists of the transmission and transmutation of genetic components, it is no longer a fruitful source of renewal; rather, it is cultural evolution, the transmission and transmutation of knowledge and values, which is the base of the paideia we seek. Goldberg amplifies this position with brilliant, yet patient exposition. Throughout his seminal book Goldberg probes with a kind of intellectual innuance (forgive the license) in which the icons of youth and age are brought... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 74 Number 1, 1972, p. 110-112
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1548, Date Accessed: 12/14/2017 7:54:53 PM

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