EDUCATIONAL WASTELANDS by Arthur E. Bestor

EDUCATIONAL WASTELANDS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Subtitled ""The Retreat from Learning in our Public Schools"", this is sure to cause an uproar in academic circles. Bestor finds current trends an ""intellectual and cultural vacuum"" which is making a fetish of ""the technique of teaching for its own sake"". He looks on the new ""core curricula"" an regressive and deplores the lack of scholarly discipline, classical languages, philosophy and higher mathematics. A spirited defense of an old position towards which many educators are now veering and a book of ideas which should interest advanced students and parents of children in public schools.

Pub Date: Oct. 26th, 1953
Publisher: University of Illinois