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The Fate of Knowledge

by Hazard Adams 1988

The subject assigned, education and knowledge, is so vast that I trust the reader will allow me at the outset to venture some broad historical generalizations. ! begin by inquiring into what people in western society over time have thought knowledge, or at least important knowledge, to be about. My presumption will be that education has always been regarded, in part, as the transmission of important knowledge. But the notion of what knowledge is important has changed over the ages.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 87, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 89 Number 6, 1988, p. 52-68
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18964, Date Accessed: 7/19/2018 1:41:20 PM

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  • Hazard Adams
    University of Washington
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    HAZARD ADAMS is the Byron W. and Alice L. Lockwood Professor of Humanities in the comparative literature department at the University of Washington.
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