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Educational Foundations and Curriculum

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The world situation of this last year, continued depression with its termination more than ever in the indefinite future, together with the threat of an outbreak of war which existed for a time, is the most direct challenge our system of education has ever had. Charles Beard, political scientist, has presented a five-year plan to be carried out through national governmentaJ organization. Gerard Swope, president of the General Electric Company, has proposed a plan for industry. The American Federation of Labor and the United States Chamber of Commerce each present plans to stabilize business and employment. Why are educators contributing so little to the discussion? An educational program is an essential part of any really scientific program for controlled social progress. How can educators be stung and organized into thought and activity to develop that program?


This article was originally published in School and Society.


School and Society

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