Education for Initiative and Originality
by Edward L. Thorndike — 1916
The above article by Professor Thorndike is the fifth of a series of addresses given before the staff of Teachers College with the aim of studying the basic principles which must underlie a system of education suited to the needs of a democratic society such as ours. An important topic discussed throughout the series is the nature of the state and the relation of the individual to it. Addresses in this series given previous to this and printed in the RECORD are: "Education for Citizenship" by Dean James E. Russell, March, 1916. "Organization in American Education" by Professor John Dewey, March, 1916. "Politics and Education" by Professor Charles A. Beard, May, 1916. "The State and Education" by Professor Samuel McCune Lindsay, September, 1916.
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