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General Education in Theory and Practice


by Ronald C. Bauer 1952

If the general education movement which had its origin in the early nineteen thirties has now come of age it has all the contradictions and ambivalences of a lusty adolescent. In fact, it threatens to become the phenomenon of twentieth century American education. It is this phenomenon which the Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education analyzes—its issues, principles and problems. Nearly a score of leaders in the field of general education have contributed to the analysis in sixteen chapters. T. R. McConnell, University of Buffalo, chairman of the Society's Committee on General Education, introduces this educational prodigy in the first chapter. The groundwork for the analysis is laid in the next three chapters on the philosophical, psychological, and sociological foundations of general education, written by Harold Taylor of Sarah Lawrence, Stephen M. Corey of Teachers College, Columbia University, and Robert J. Havighurst of the University of Chicago,... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 54 Number 1, 1952, p. 56-56
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4989, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 7:01:15 PM

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