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The New World of Education


reviewed by Robert J. Nash - 1971

coverTitle: The New World of Education
Author(s): Marc Belth
Publisher: Allyn and Bacon, Needham Heights, MA
ISBN: , Pages: 217, Year: 1970
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The New World of Education illustrates both the promise and the paucity of contemporary educational philosophy. As an endeavor of promise, Marc Belth's examination of what he calls "a time of upheaval" in education is set within a framework of disciplined philosophic analysis. The purposes of the book are two: to liberate educators from "the romantic assumptions and quasi-mystical beliefs" which often short-circuit their practices, and to propose five new models which will enable students to "think together in an effort to reach clarity and definition . . .; to think as another has thought . . .; to think introspectively; to think in and of the terms of what is already known; to think of what has not been thought before." By developing the latter purpose, Belth hopes to bring about the former. The most important consequence of this effort, according to the author, will be the educator's awareness that his theory and practice of education do not have to be based on a... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 73 Number 1, 1971, p. 136-140
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1608, Date Accessed: 9/29/2020 1:50:16 PM

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