EDUCATION: AN INSTRUMENT OF NATIONAL GOALS by Paul R.-Ed. Hanna

EDUCATION: AN INSTRUMENT OF NATIONAL GOALS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The ten papers collected here are a continuation of and comment upon the Eisenhower National Goals Commission; all were delivered at Stanford in '61 and all prove trenchant, topical and persuasive. Essentially they deal with the central problem of American education how to resolve the conflict between process (the humanization of the individual) and content (the fulfilling of technological needs). In political terms this means: can a free society shape school curricula to fit the changing national or international scene without itself becoming totalitarian Frank Pace considers the implications world-wide; Max Lerner and others tackle the native landscape; three professors outline the objectives via elementary, secondary and college levels; James Fulbright discusses the importance of public opinion and debate; and John Fischer analyses the pedagogic role, especially as it relates to change and the constant recreation of ideas and ideals. A must from and for the academy.

Pub Date: July 17th, 1962
Publisher: McGraw-Hill