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Matthew Arnold: Democratic Education

reviewed by Russell Kirk - 1962

coverTitle: Matthew Arnold: Democratic Education
Author(s): R. H. Super
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Well edited and printed, Democratic Education is the second volume in the new Complete Prose Works of Matthew Arnold, being published by the University of Michigan, where Dr. Super is professor of English. This present volume contains about half of Arnold's educational writings, and the rest will appear in a subsequent volume. The title is not Arnold's, but rather a general heading to cover his book The Popular Education of France and six shorter studies, of which "A French Eton" is the most important. Arnold's subject is the need for devising a system of schools to suit the age of democracy which impended when, in 1859, Arnold visited France, Switzerland, and Holland as representative of the Royal Commissioners appointed to inquire into the state of English popular education. Nowadays we are in the midst of the democratic era, but Arnold's insights and masculine prose have lost none of their force. One of... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 63 Number 8, 1962, p. 661-661
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3147, Date Accessed: 6/15/2021 12:00:32 PM

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