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Existential Education

by Donald Cowan - 1981

Peter Abbs, a highly persuasive lecturer in education at Sussex University, has buckled on armor to challenge society-in the United States as well as Britain-through a radical revisioning of the aims of contemporary education. The three books here under review set forth the present state of his challenge: first, a bill of particulars against a civilization dominated by a voracious industry and, second, a proposal for correction through the establishment of a single small college devoted to the formation of teachers capable of raising up a new, truly human, generation.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 83 Number 1, 1981, p. 121-127
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10680, Date Accessed: 9/29/2020 7:05:26 PM

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  • Donald Cowan
    Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture
    Donald Cowan,physicist, was president of the University of Dallas from 1962 to 1977. He has taught at Vanderbilt, Texas Christian, and the University of Dallas.
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