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Crucial Issues in Education

reviewed by M. I. Berger - 1959

coverTitle: Crucial Issues in Education
Author(s): Henry Ehlers, Gordon C. Lee
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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The new edition of Crucial Issues in Education is sufficiently different from the original text to merit review. Less than one third of the selections in the 1955 edition are retained in the 1959 revision. The book is a collection of readings organized in four parts. Part I, Freedom in Education, considers censorship and loyalty; Part II, Religion, Morals and Education, examines some of the implications of church-state separation in a pluralistic society, the Supreme Court decisions on the question of religion in public education, moral and spiritual values, and supernaturalism and naturalism; Part III, The Equalization of Educational Opportunity, reviews the question of racial segregation, the movement toward integration in public education, and the arguments for and against federal support for education; and Part IV, The Direction and Design of Curriculum, analyzes the aims and ends of modern education, the role of the public schools, the meaning of a liberal... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 61 Number 3, 1959, p. 174-174
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3437, Date Accessed: 9/27/2020 11:35:02 PM

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