VIEWPOINTS: Education for the Elite?

Hanson, Earl H.
November 1959
Education;Nov1959, Vol. 80 Issue 3, p190
Academic Journal
The article comments on how people react to the changes in instructional systems in the U.S. Some think that the curriculum should be limited to five academics: English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Foreign Language, and Science. Some people deny the research of psychology and psychiatry. Others respect academic talent only and wish to re-establish the schools as academic screening institutions so that only an intellectual elite may survive. The author then argued on the impact of the people's demand on the emotional and academic development of a child. American people wanted the kind of education for each of their children which is best for each of them.


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