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The World of Education: An Introductory Text

reviewed by William Kornegay - 1969

coverTitle: The World of Education: An Introductory Text
Author(s): Rena Foy
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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A work which can tell us that Christianity came about because the "world was emotionally ready for a new orientation that promised to satisfy felt needs of an exalted type of self-realization" can't be all good. Indeed, little of it is. This, the latest of the book industry's products made to hit the Introduction to Education market, deserves a quick demise. There need be no mourning at the remaindering. What is supposed to set this product off from its myriad of predecessors is that it is a synthesis of educational history, current educational problems and comparative education. For what end this is done is not fully clear. The book has no succinct statement of purpose, but the jacket does tell us that the reader will be led to understand the "essential fluidity and malleability of education" and thus be "encouraged to question, to challenge, to innovate." Indeed, little really seems to hold... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 70 Number 8, 1969, p. 799-801
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1913, Date Accessed: 9/29/2020 12:32:30 PM

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