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Competitive Sports in Schools and Colleges


reviewed by Delbert Oberteuffer 1952

coverTitle: Competitive Sports in Schools and Colleges
Author(s): Harry A. Scott
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Here is a volume long and sorely needed in educational libraries—a thorough and scholarly treatise upon sports and their place in educational thinking and practice. Dr. Harry Scott, formerly director of physical education at The University of Oregon, Rice Institute, and Brooklyn College, and now a professor at Teachers College, Columbia, has brought to this work an experience as varied as that of anyone in America and has added the priceless ingredients of thought and direction, which are so sadly lacking in the considerations given to sports administration today. Probably no other facet of American education has been treated so shabbily as competitive sports. Suspect from the beginning, sports have never been accepted by the formidable coterie of intellectual "brass" who persist in their fragmentary view of man and thus stubbornly refuse to conceive of education as having any other function than cultivation of the intellect. There was no place in the Harvard Report on Liberal Education [sic] for man's whole or total development. There are not... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 53 Number 6, 1952, p. 327-327
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 5032, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 12:48:50 AM

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