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Education and the Nature of Man


by Marc Belth 1953

The little more than two hundred pages of this book represent more an outline than a thorough investigation of the problem it addresses. Yet there are convictions that come through quite clearly, and they make the book worthy of attention. Briefly, the thesis of the work is that education is not a science in its own right, but draws its truths from different disciplines, which are sciences. The more of these truths that are available, the better education will be, for these "constitute a framework within which any re-evaluation or reconstruction of educational theory or practice will need to conform." The work is divided into three parts. Part One ranges through writings in biology, psychology, anthropology, physics, chemistry, and sociology to discover known truths which "seem to bear on human relations, or education in its best sense." Part Two is an attempt to employ these truths in the educational activity. Part... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 54 Number 5, 1953, p. 291-291
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4960, Date Accessed: 12/14/2017 3:59:12 PM

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