EDUCATION AND HUMAN RELATIONS by Ashley Montagu

EDUCATION AND HUMAN RELATIONS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The noted anthropologist and educator contributes here a series of articles (previously published separately) devoted to the discussion of the nature of human nature and the education which best suits that nature. He reaffirms what he has said on love in other places (Foundation of Human Nature, The Natural Superiority of Women), that ""the function of education is to set the individual free for the ability to love and work"", that ""the greatest teachers have been the greatest lovers"", that ""the measure of a person's humanity is the extent and intensity of his love for mankind"". The volume includes articles on: Democracy, Education and Race, Teaching, Living and Loving, Man -- And Human Nature (which he defines as ""the uniquely human set of potentialities for being human with which homo sapiens is born."") Those who would disagree with Mr. Montagu will find little to dispute in The Direction of Women's Education where he maintains that woman's emotional, physiological and psychological make-up necessitates her being educated in a manner different from men, and where he insists that woman, as the nurturer, is the custodian of love. An informative if repetitive study, clearly and succinctly written, not beyond the general reader.

Pub Date: March 4th, 1958
Publisher: Grove Press