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America's Role in International Education: A Perspective on Thirty Years


by R. Freeman Butts 1969

Preoccupation with domestic affairs has been as characteristic of the American academic world in general, of the government, and of the public at large as it has been of professional educators. This is not to deny that international interest has always been strong among a few in the academic and educational worlds nor that it has been increasing rapidly in recent years. But, whatever can be said in these positive respects-and this present yearbook is trying to say it-the over-all "given" of the vast majority of American teachers and professors is a preoccupation with the local or national scene and with the special aspects of their particular tasks.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 68, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 70 Number 9, 1969, p. 3-45
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19588, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 2:07:45 AM

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  • R. Butts
    Teachers College, Columbia University
    R. FREEMAN BUTTS is William F. Russell Professor in the Foundations of Education and Associate Dean for International Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University.
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