A close search of the meaning and ideals of education, Mr. Niblett's study ranges over all the implications of the subject- religious, moral, sociological, anthropological, and psychological. Problems of educational devices and institutions here play at best an incidental role. How does the child come to feel and think- in our society and primitive ones? What is his fundamental relationship to reality as a whole, as shaped by the home and the community? Where do cultural forces, ethical values, religious convictions enter into the development of his personality? These are the prime questions. He examines as well the effect upon our time of the ""scientific temper"" and the significance of tradition; he explores the interpersonal nature of learning experience, and the need for ""free association"" in the exercise of the young mind. He finds its final aim in the expression of inward spirit- so that it can become ""A task of revelation and thus transformation"". The final thesis is, therefore, religious, but founded upon a wealth of canny, worldly wisdom... A quiet, impressive book with a thoughtful appeal for educators and secular religionists.