Education: How to Create Utopia

Of all U.S. educationists now brewing Bold New Experiments for the public schools, few have won quite so controversial a reputation as Professor Theodore Brameld of New York University's School of Education. At 52 he is one of the chief spokesmen for an extraordinary doctrine called reconstructionism−a philosophy that wants to revolutionize the world's whole concept of education. In his latest book (Toward a Reconstructed Philosophy of Education; Dryden; $4.50), readers can not only learn what reconstructionism is, but just what would happen to education if its adherents got their way.

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