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A perfect Education: Growing up in Utopia


reviewed by Jack Cousins 1967

coverTitle: A perfect Education: Growing up in Utopia
Author(s): Kenneth E. Eble
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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At first the title of this book may appear somewhat presumptuous, but it does catch the eye; and this is at least one function of a title. Upon learning that Mr. Eble is a professor of English, one might expect his book to be one more vindictive attack upon public schools, public school teachers, and the institutions which admit that they attempt to educate young people for careers as public school teachers. After reading the book, however, one is not apt to think the title presumptuous; and, be the reader educationist or academician, he is likely to be quite favorably impressed. Also, he may be, from time to time, delighted, embarrassed and perhaps angry, depending upon how defensive he is about his educational beliefs. But in any case, this is one of the most refreshing and penetrating reviews of American education to appear in a long time. The book contains little... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 68 Number 8, 1967, p. 677-677
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2216, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 3:02:31 PM

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