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Studies in Appreciation

by Franklin T. Baker 1926

THE most cursory survey of the contributions to education in the JL past ten years would show that the prevailing trend is scientific and mathematical. Investigators wish to find exact laws and so far is possible to reach them through, and express them in, that most exact of the sciences, mathematics. We are in an era of statistics. Scales, tests, I.Q.'s, etc., are thought of in their numerical relation o some norm mathematically established. All this indicates a wholesome reaction against the vague impressionism and empiricism of an earlier period of educational thinking. It is a striving after truth, exact truth; a welcome relief from the unsupported generalizations which earnest souls used to give out in oracular fashion.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 28 Number 2, 1926, p. 117-145
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 5815, Date Accessed: 9/23/2018 11:59:41 PM

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