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The Extracurriculum and General Education


by E. G. Williamson - 1952

In the second chapter of this volume, Taylor contends that "the individual is educated by the way he spends his time and the situations into which he is put, or into which he accidentally falls." If this is true, then it follows that the individual is experiencing personal development during all hours and through all activities of his days. We are, therefore, justified in appraising the contributions to education of out-of-class experiences as well as those that take place within the formal classroom. We believe that the unity of education, viewed as personal development, takes place within the individual, but its nature or content differs in a variety of different social contexts.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 51, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 53 Number 9, 1952, p. 230-249
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20099, Date Accessed: 7/8/2020 12:58:48 AM

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