Education: Model-T Learning

Measured by the subjects and facts they teach—and by those they fail to teach—most U.S. public schools are far behind the times. So reported a group of curriculum experts, headed by Professor Herbert B. Bruner of Columbia University's Teachers College, who last week completed a five-year study called What Our Schools Are Teaching (Bureau of Publications, Teachers College; $3).

Professor Bruner found that from 1930 to 1940 there was a vast tinkering with curriculums, but 85% of the courses of study still are out of step with "the rapid tempo of present-day society." Findings:

^ Some pupils are still studying technocracy and how...

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