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Liberalizing the Program for Preschool Children

by Ruth Andrus - 1945

Balance in emphasis on human and material values is necessary in a democracy. The human values are the process and the end; material possessions, the means to carry on the process and achieve the end. Young children under six are our basic human resource and most important because their value to themselves and to society is largely determined during those years. While they are young they acquire the physical strength or weakness which makes them as children and adults an asset or a liability to the nation.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 44, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 46 Number 9, 1945, p. 5-29
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20362, Date Accessed: 7/27/2021 1:13:23 AM

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  • Ruth Andrus
    New York State Education Department
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    RUTH ANDRUS is the Chief of the Bureau of Child Development and Parent Education of the New York State Education Department.
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