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The Social and Educational Thought of Harold Rugg


reviewed by Murry R. Nelson - 1980

coverTitle: The Social and Educational Thought of Harold Rugg
Author(s): Peter J. Jr. Carbone
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Harold Rugg was a dominant figure in American and world education. Founder and charter member of various educational societies, noted professor of educational foundations, successful entrepreneur of the educational marketplace—all these and more were combined in the eclectic genius of Harold Rugg. Rugg was the first to write, mass produce, market and revise a curriculum series in the social studies on a nationwide basis, which was used by over five million students in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s until it was driven out of the public schools in a storm of controversy. In addition, Rugg wrote more than thirty-five books on various aspects of education and over two hundred articles. Yet Peter Carbone's The Social and Educational Thought of Harold Rugg is the first full-length published study of Rugg's work. Carbone's intent is "to deal critically with Rugg's thought, but my approach will be historical as well as analytical" (p. 5). With... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 81 Number 4, 1980, p. 529-531
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1050, Date Accessed: 1/25/2020 5:51:13 AM

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  • Murry Nelson
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park
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    Murry R. Nelson is assistant professor of education at The Pennsylvania State University. He received his M.A. in anthropology and his Ph.D. in education from Stanford University and has published more than thirty-five articles in various educational journals.
 
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