Education: SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT MAN-- III What the Schools Cannot Do

This is the third of a four-part series in which TIME examines what may be the beginning of a pendulum swing away from liberalism, rationalism and scientism. In the first part of the series, TIME'S Behavior section discussed "the rediscovery of human nature" by behavioral scientists. In the second, the Religion section considered the decline of interest in secular problems and the renewed search for the sacred. This week the Education section examines recent reappraisals of some of the purposes, methods and results of schooling.

FOR generations, the schools have had a mission in...

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