Freedom, Conformity and Uniformity

by Glenn Austin - 1957

Much has been said and written recently concerning the problem of freedom and conformity in American life. There has been, however, a tendency to overlook the fact that the problem is both a social and an educational one, and that these two aspects of the problem are closely interrelated. Moreover, there has apparently been either an unaware-ness of or an unwillingness to recognize the relatedness of conformity and educational uniformity. Yet it is in pressures toward social and educational conformity and uniformity that we may find the greatest danger to democracy in our time.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 58 Number 4, 1957, p. 207-212 ID Number: 4503, Date Accessed: 1/17/2021 11:09:43 AM

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