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An Educational History of the American People


reviewed by Gordon C. Lee - 1957

coverTitle: An Educational History of the American People
Author(s): Adophe E. Meyer
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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There can be few in the business of teacher education who are unfamiliar with the cry that courses, seminars, lectures, and textbooks in the field of Education are too often dull, uninspired, and lifeless. Certainly not among this number, to judge from his latest book, An Educational History of the American People, is Adolphe E. Meyer of New York University. The postwar years have seen several major textbook-type treatments of American educational history, testimonial perhaps to something of a renaissance in the history of education field. These have been works of genuine scholarship, opening significant new avenues of study and investigation. But one can imagine Professor Meyer pointing to one of these as overly sociological in its emphasis, to another as too heavily weighted on the side of general political and economic history, to a third (on the other hand) as too freighted with the minutiae of obscure curricula and... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 59 Number 3, 1957, p. 185-185
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4483, Date Accessed: 6/1/2020 1:55:09 AM

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