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Shadow and Act


by Maxine Greene - 1966

G. H. Bantock, who is Professor of Education at the University of Leicester in England, has collected a number of his stimulating essays in Education and Values (Faber and Faber, 1965). They range from a critical analysis of English education to considerations of freedom, social justice, and Rousseau's Emile; and the reader who comes to them will find himself engaged in as cultivated and provocative discourse as can be found in education. Of particular interest to this reviewer is the essay called "Education and the Literary Intelligence," in which Professor Bantock expresses his mistrust of the kind of contemporary "rationalist" who doubts everything but what "is involved in his analysis" and who prides himself arrogantly on keeping his emotions entirely divorced from his reason. Bantock would like to see the use of reason refined—preferably by exercise of what he calls the "literary intelligence," which is intelligence trained to appreciate the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 67 Number 4, 1966, p. 314-314
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2346, Date Accessed: 5/31/2020 1:57:25 PM

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