NEA: The First Hundred Years by Edgar B. Wesley

NEA: The First Hundred Years

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A centennial review of the National Eduction Association's progress comes close to paralleling the course of modern education in this country. The NEA was instrumental in founding and working out its aims and spirit, and in supplying curricula for kindergartens, elementary and high schools, and teachers' colleges. Co-education and the integration of Negro students and teachers were both largely brought about by the NEA. The Association has interpreted and helped implant the ideals of Pestalozzi, Froebel, Francis Parker and Dewey. As a national body it has worked in behalf of liberal values and the benefits of Federal support for education; as an international body it has promoted exchanges of everything from toys to students and above all has won good will and respect from the world's teaching profession.... Wesley's report is somewhat formal but not formidable. It will surely be of interest to all teachers.

Publisher: Harper