School & Society Volume 4

School & Society Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...that incorporates "that which this great period has brought to consciousness as of greatest importance"; that suggests "those lines of development that will probably result from the experiences of this warlike period.' But the process of adjustment, once launched, is irresistible and bids fair to affect the very groundwork of the German system. It may flatter our faith in the 1 Paul Ziertmann in ' Cyclopedia of Education.' 2 "Vorschlilge und Anregungen zur Behandlung der weltpolitischen VorgBnge in der Schule, ' Gotha, 1915. fundamental principles of our institutions to learn that the main demands of the present-day educational reformers are in striking consonance with our criticisms, some of which were suggested in an earlier paragraph. But it would appear that the agitation gathers strength and incentive not from an admiration for our system but from a long study and appreciation of the inadequacies of their own. This distinction is more than a mere nicety, for the Germans are fully aware that each nation has its own peculiar problems to confront and ideals to realize. If the Germans are tending toward a goal similar to that which we have always cherished, we must not lapse into a dangerous self-complacency and believe that we have reached, even in theory, the pinnacle of educational wisdom. We have perfect democracy in our educational scheme; class and material means do not--or should not--confine and limit opportunity. Yet who would dare assert that our provision for universal needs is even approximately as thorough as that which Germany offers, yet which Germans in ever-increasing numbers are terming inadequate. A demand which is not meeting much opposition calls for a greater unification and cooperation in the more

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  • Paperback | 652 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 33mm | 1,148g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236552059
  • 9781236552051