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Educational Wastelands


reviewed by R. Freeman Butts 1954

coverTitle: Educational Wastelands
Author(s): Arthur E. Bestor
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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This book is made to order for controversy. It will provoke the anger of the adherents of modern education and it will elicit squeals of delight from the opponents of modern education. Especially will it antagonize professors of education, who will resent Arthur Bestor's allegations and be tempted to oppose everything he stands for because he misrepresents so much about them and about modern education.1 Most of all it will please the unfriendly or hostile professor of the liberal arts, who will be tempted to hail Bestor as an able critic because he makes modern education and professors of education appear to be sinister and ridiculous at the same time.2 This is the great tragedy of Arthur Bestor. When he might have used his undeniable talents to make constructive criticisms for improving modern education, he chose rather to widen the gap between professional education and the liberal arts disciplines. He chose... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 55 Number 6, 1954, p. 340-340
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4831, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 12:54:40 AM

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