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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is a collection of short articles about various areas of American education assembled by the education editors of the Saturday Review, and the book seems designed to give everyone his say - from Arnold Toynbee to Barry Goldwater. For the most part, however, the contributors are professional ""educators"" and administrators-college presidents, superintendents of schools, directors of ""Funds for..."" and ""Studies of..."", deans and professors of education. The areas discussed, though in limited way, are many: the purpose of education, conflicting philosophies, the question of federal aid, ""merit pay"", desegregation, the teacher's college, the rban university, graduate education, school buildings, classroom TV and ""teaching machines"". And then there is the world view by Arnold Toynbee. Doubtless the editors have performed a service (for some segment between the specialist and the general reader) by assembling in one place so much information from so many authorities.

Pub Date: April 26th, 1963
Publisher: McGraw-Hill