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The School in Contemporary Society

reviewed by Rena Foy - 1966

coverTitle: The School in Contemporary Society
Author(s): David A. Goslin
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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One frequently ponders why authors have written what they have written; but in the case of David Goslin's The School in Contemporary Society, the reader is more disposed to wonder why publishers have published what they have published. An author understandably concentrates on recording his thoughts, but publishers presumably have an audience in view. For whom would this volume be suitable? There are few of the illustrative materials, concrete examples, and clear explanations usually considered necessary for the beginning student in a field. The typical professional educator has encountered the ideas presented dozens of times. Goslin's work would appear to be of value only to the proverbial visitor from another planet who wished a concise summary of the sweeping generalizations in American educational literature. The platitudes begin with the opening sentence: During the last half century the field of education in this country has been in a more or less constant state of... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 68 Number 2, 1966, p. 176-176
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2224, Date Accessed: 9/27/2020 11:41:34 PM

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