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Education and Liberty


reviewed by David B. Austin 1953

coverTitle: Education and Liberty
Author(s): James Bryant Conant
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Dr. Conant occupies a unique and admirable position of leadership in American education and such a book as Education and Liberty could come only from the mind and pen of such a leader. "The Role of the Schools in a Modern Democracy" is an apt subtitle to this unusual work. It is the result of revising and expanding a series of three lectures given at the University of Virginia and adding materials derived from and supplementary to his controversial Boston speech of April 1952. The book is unusual in make-up, sweeping in its consideration of the education of all youth, and stimulating for anyone interested in youth, liberty, and the future of American education. In the first third of the book, we are given the writer's thinking regarding the role of secondary education in England, Scotland, Australia, and New Zealand as contrasted with the United States. Based upon numerous sources, including his... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 54 Number 7, 1953, p. 408-408
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4937, Date Accessed: 12/11/2017 10:17:43 AM

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