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In Defense of American Education


reviewed by John S. Brubacher 1962

coverTitle: In Defense of American Education
Author(s): F. Mayer
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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As one long devoted to the cause of American education, I have suffered many anguishing bruises from the postwar attack on our educational system. Naturally, therefore, I turned with enthusiasm to the title of Mayer's new book. Perchance in this word "Defense" lay some balm to sooth my wounds or some shield from further attack. On first opening the book, I was disappointed. Knowing Mayer as the author of A History of Educational Thought, I was expecting a scholarly and systematic argument in favor of the American system. Since the author had taken less than 75 pages to make his case, I expected him in that space to deliver a "haymaker." When I saw these all too few pages divided into a dozen chapters, my hopes fell. Yet when I had finished these chapters round by round, I had the satisfied feeling that an adequate defense had been made after all,... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 64 Number 2, 1962, p. 179-179
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2978, Date Accessed: 12/12/2017 1:33:45 AM

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