Norman Cousins, who contributes an important introduction to this ""report about a report"", served as chairman of the...

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AN ADVENTURE IN EDUCATION: Connecticut Points the Way

Norman Cousins, who contributes an important introduction to this ""report about a report"", served as chairman of the Connecticut Fact-Finding Commission on Education"". He explains how this Commission simply spearheaded the work of local citizens numbering 68,000 volunteers in a survey, state wide. The report itself is then analyzed, its findings summarized, by the Education Editor of the N.Y. Herald-Tribune. The physical equipment of schools, the aims of the system, curriculum; the quality of the teaching -- what exists, and what can be done about it -- this, while based on Connecticut, is symptomatic of the urgency of the school problem the country over. Some of the findings are encouraging, many of them challenging and too many disheartening, all of them important to our better understanding of what are the pros and cons of modern education, with its blend of traditional and progressive. From Nursery Schools and Kindergartens, on up to High Schools and Vocational Schools the whole picture emerges. A very enlightening book for all citizens.

Pub Date: March 20, 1956

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Publisher: Macmillan

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1956