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The Erosion of Education: Socialization and the Schools

reviewed by Francis Schrag - 1983

coverTitle: The Erosion of Education: Socialization and the Schools
Author(s): David Nyberg, Kieran Egan
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807726656, Pages: , Year: 1982
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According to information on its cover, this book is concerned with a “series of misunderstandings” that arise in the study and practice of education, “misunderstandings that follow from a failure to distinguish socializing from educating in any systematic way.” The volume, in fact, comprises an ill-assorted collection of essays of uneven quality and little coherence rather than, as I had hoped, a sustained exploration of a single theme. A large part of the text has already appeared in journals and even in another book. If there was a need for a clear and systematic distinction between the two main concepts, that need still remains. Consider the following pairs of sentences taken from the text: 1. “We cannot specify necessary ingredients for the educational curriculum” (p. 36). 2. “We think it would be educationally, morally, and politically good if everyone . . . struggled to understand the circumstances of his [Socrates] death” (pp. 79,... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 84 Number 4, 1983, p. 975-978
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 842, Date Accessed: 3/28/2020 4:14:40 AM

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  • Francis Schrag
    University of Wisconsin, Madison
    FRANCIS SCHRAG is professor in the departments of educational policy studies and philosophy at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His articles have appeared in many philosophical and educational journals.
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