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Some of Education's Opportunities and Obligations in the Present Crisis


by Herbert B. Bruner 1933

PRIOR to the last three years little fundamental thinking had been done regarding the place of education in social and economic reconstruction.1 Although a few voices have been crying in the wilderness for years, in the main most of us in education have pursued the even tenor of our ways little heeding the dark clouds of unrest gathering over our nation. During the last two or three years, however, those dealing with education have begun to suspect that, good as the schools are, they have not measured up to their full obligations with respect to assisting pupils in securing practicable, working understandings of at least some of the more important problems which present world conditions are compelling them to face. It has taken a depression such as the one through which we have been passing to shake some of us out of our smugness, and it may take more to force the mass of educators to become active participants in an honest attempt to make the school serve its optimum functions to the individual and to the state.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 35 Number 3, 1933, p. 213-221
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 7290, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 8:13:27 PM

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