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The Real World of the Public Schools

reviewed by Donald J. Arnstine - 1973

coverTitle: The Real World of the Public Schools
Author(s): Harry S. Broudy
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York
ISBN: , Pages: 271 , Year: 1972
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The nation's schools are currently a public punching bag. In The Real World of the Public Schools, Harry Broudy lands a number of solid blows, but not in the carping manner of today's more vocal critics. He does not charge "oppression," as the educational critics of the left are wont to do, nor does he charge "no-account fraud" after the manner of the political critics of the right. Broudy's attack is based on the tenets of classical realism, a philosophical point of view for which he has served as a chief proponent for more than a generation. Grounded in a system of thought that has itself undergone centuries of refinement, his criticisms of schooling are more temperate, more precise, and probably more defensible in the light of the evidence than is most of today's clamor. Beyond the fashionable critiques and remedies that are currently attracting attention, Professor Broudy finds real troubles in the "real world" of schooling. To prepare the way for his own observations, he... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 74 Number 3, 1973, p. 437-441
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1543, Date Accessed: 4/16/2021 4:30:44 AM

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