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An Introduction to Education in Modern America


reviewed by Lawrence A. Cremin 1953

coverTitle: An Introduction to Education in Modern America
Author(s): Gordon C. Lee
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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One of the curious things about American educators is that while they have for over a century proclaimed the ultimate popular control of the public school, they have done little to educate the American people to the peculiar responsibilities thereby involved. Youngsters who today finish twelve years of public schooling have learned little if anything of a formal nature about how public schools came to be, how they are supported and maintained, how educational policies are made and carried through, and what the citizen's responsibility is in all of this. It is true that the youngster carries away with him a multitude of "impressions" about our schools—usually hazy generalizations of his own particular school experiences. It is little wonder, then, that when these boys and girls in their turn become parents and school-board members, they often find it difficult to comprehend and accept increasing budgets and changing pedagogical ideas. The problem... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 54 Number 8, 1953, p. 455-455
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4963, Date Accessed: 12/17/2017 4:43:19 PM

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