Some Fiscal Aspects of Public Education in American Cities: I. Introduction
by Edward C. Elliott - 1905
Twofold Aspect of Present Educational Thought. There are at the present time two well-defined tendencies in our public educational thought and activity, which may be designated as the scientific and the economic. At the outset, it may be well to anticipate the possible obscureness or confusion arising from the use of these terms, possessing, as they do, meanings of both variable content and application. The Scientific Aspect of Education. The so-called scientific spirit is as old as modern science, and its invasion of the field of educational activity has been as extended and as rapid as those sciences, fundamental and cognate to education, have developed to act as guides and leaders for the advance.
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