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Freedom and Authority in Education

by Sir John Maud - 1951

The hope of education is in the teacher, not in us administrators. We should diminish in stature that education may increase. As a civil servant without prejudice in politics but one whose post, the author knows, could not disqualify him more palpably as an impartial witness, the author is persuaded that the last few years of British education prove one thing clearly: a Minister as wise as his has been can use his great authority to enrich and amplify the freedom of his partners—parents, teachers, and the local councils—and thus increase the final freedom, that of both child and man to find new life.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 53 Number 3, 1951, p. 150-167
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 5011, Date Accessed: 9/29/2020 1:51:32 PM

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