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Social Foundations of Education


reviewed by William H. E. Johnson - 1956

coverTitle: Social Foundations of Education
Author(s): Harold Rugg, William Withers
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: , Pages: , Year:
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This volume was first read by the reviewer with keen enjoyment and considerable profit in both information and insights. The authors begin with the axiom that "no political, economic, or social event is uncaused," and proceed to state their intention to reveal "the bottom layers of the factors that have brought us to the issues we [Americans] face today." Pointing out, quite correctly, that "no one confronts the whole of modern civilization or explores its depths," the authors courageously promise to attempt both tasks at once. No one can deny that they have tried hard to achieve these aims. Opening with a brief account of cultural change in America during the past century and a half, the volume passes quickly to an examination of the "basic" problems in politics and economics engendered by this change. An entire section is devoted to the role of America as a world power, a role... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 57 Number 5, 1956, p. 343-343
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4676, Date Accessed: 5/31/2020 5:02:37 AM

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