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Education and American Civilization

reviewed by George E. Astelle - 1952

coverTitle: Education and American Civilization
Author(s): George S. Counts
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Some twenty years ago the nation was on the verge of economic collapse. A group of educators meeting in Atlantic City consulted among themselves about the future of our nation and of its education. Following this meeting George Counts wrote a pamphlet which in its daring, its force, and its clear call to teachers rivalled the best in our tradition of pamphleteering. Today we face an even more challenging crisis. Many ask, Where is that bold voice of yesterday? Who can stir the teachers of the nation intellectually, emotionally, actively in a way that is equal to our time? George Counts, in Education and American Civilization, is again that voice. Although written as a text, this book nonetheless has all the qualities of a stirring, rousing, ringing pamphlet. I can think of ho better measure, or index, of the change and growth in American life and thought in the past twenty... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 54 Number 1, 1952, p. 48-48
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4938, Date Accessed: 6/16/2021 8:04:26 AM

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