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Education for Economic and Social Planning

by Floyd W. Reeves - 1941

THE RECENT GROWTH IN OUR conception of the social function of education is encouraging. For too long the justification for education has been the handing down of the accumulated wisdom of the ages. The conservation of human experience is important but education has additional functions that need attention. It was a step forward when education set as its goal preparation for living, and still another step forward when it was recognized as a part of living. These are relatively recent aims; they are still overlooked in many quarters. We all recognize today that a well-rounded education requires knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable one to make a satisfactory adjustment to life and to earn a living. The evolution of our philosophy of education, however, has not stopped at this point.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 8 Number 64, 1941, p. 54-56
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14248, Date Accessed: 6/4/2020 8:19:01 AM

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