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Introduction to American Education


reviewed by Clyde L. Curran 1955

coverTitle: Introduction to American Education
Author(s): Paul R. Mort, William S. Vincent
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Is There Room For Still Another Introduction To Education? Do Not Existing Books Exhaust The Field? One More Volume Which Treats Education At The Level Of Administrative And Classroom Manipulation Would Add Nothing To What Has Already Been Written. There Is, However, Need For A Work, Done Especially For Beginning Students Of Education, Which Draws Together Widely Scattered Historical, Scientific, And Philosophical Ideas. Such A Study Would Identify The Principal Concepts Which Have Contributed To The Development Of American Education. Not Only Would The Forces Which Have Shaped American Schools Come Into Focus, But Underlying Theories Would Receive Attention. Nor Would This Volume Stop With Just Pointing Out Past And Present Achievements And Deficiencies. It Would Also Indicate Ways Of Putting Recent Philosophical And Scientific Thought Into Practice. A Study Of The Breadth Spoken Of Above Presents Difficulties, Yet Mort And Vincent Have Undertaken This Job In Their Introduction To American... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 57 Number 1, 1955, p. 55-55
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4672, Date Accessed: 12/13/2017 3:49:40 PM

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