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Educational Wastelands 3 editions

Cover of: Educational Wastelands by Arthur Eugene Bestor
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In Educational Wastelands (1953), Bestor charged that professional educationists had "lowered the aims of the American public schools," particularly by "setting forth purposes for education so trivial as to forfeit the respect of thoughtful men, and by deliberately divorcing the schools from the disciplines of science and scholarship" (pp. 8, 10). For Bestor, the traditional liberal arts curriculum represented the only acceptable form of secondary education. He claimed that Progressive educators, "by misrepresenting and undervaluing liberal education, have contributed … to the growth of anti-intellectualist hysteria that threatens not merely the schools but freedom itself." (p. 11)

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3 editions First published in 1953

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Publish date unknown, University of Illinois Press
Educational wastelands
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1953, Univ. of Illinois Press
Educational wastelands
in English
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1985, University of Illinois Press
Educational wastelands
in English - 2nd ed. / with retrospectives by Clarence J. Karier and Foster McMurray.

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