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The Republic of the Schools


reviewed by Marc Belth 1953

coverTitle: The Republic of the Schools
Author(s): Victor Jelenko
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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The difference between the professional and the amateur in education, as indeed in any field of inquiry, is on occasion reduced to this: the professional is concerned with the defense of the respectability and the honor of a theory, even to the extent of defending it by obscuring it; the amateur is concerned with the way things actually work out, and is impatient to get things under way. This is not an attempt to demean professional concern with education, not even that kind of professional who ends up as an academic stuffed shirt, and cries out "anti-intellectual" to the impatient who seek to direct their energies to the day's rough issues. But the fact remains that, more frequently than not, whatever meanings of a theory prevail are the meanings given it by the action of the amateurs. Nor is this an attempt to exaggerate, out of all proportion, the importance... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 54 Number 7, 1953, p. 409-409
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4955, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 7:23:00 PM

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