Cover: Education and Liberty: The Role of the Schools in a Modern Democracy, from Harvard University PressCover: Education and Liberty in E-DITION

Education and Liberty

The Role of the Schools in a Modern Democracy

Available from De Gruyter »

Product Details

E-DITION

$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674283749

Publication Date: 01/01/1953

168 pages

26 tables

World

Related Subjects

Harvard University Press has partnered with De Gruyter to make available for sale worldwide virtually all in-copyright HUP books that had become unavailable since their original publication. The 2,800 titles in the “e-ditions” program can be purchased individually as PDF eBooks or as hardcover reprint (“print-on-demand”) editions via the “Available from De Gruyter” link above. They are also available to institutions in ten separate subject-area packages that reflect the entire spectrum of the Press’s catalog. More about the E-ditions Program »

Parents, politicians, and philosophers—as well as schools, colleges, and universities—face a decision on the social ideals, educational principles, and practical considerations which are to guide them in dealing with the tremendous growth of student population. The shortage of classroom space and of teachers is already making front-page news across the country, and the number of children of high school age continues to increase rapidly.

Here James Conant develops his statements about private schools and defends the public school as the most suitable vehicle for the education of the youth of America. Conant, with his profound belief that a democracy should provide a rich cultural background for all its citizens, shows in this book how we can shift the educational pattern of the United States to give every boy and girl a better “education for liberty” than is now possible.

If Conant’s ten-point program—as practical as it is radical—should be adopted, a higher proportion of our young people would attend comprehensive secondary schools and local two-year colleges, while the number of students enrolled in four-year college and university programs would be cut by at least one-half.

Everyone with a serious interest in education will want to read and digest the extremely important message of Education and Liberty.

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Jacket: The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution, by Lindsay Chervinsky, from Harvard University Press

Why You Should Participate in an (Online) Book Club

Online book clubs can be a rewarding way to connect with readers, Lindsay Chervinsky discovered, when she was invited to join one to discuss her book, The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution. Since my book was published in April 2020, I’ve discovered that my work appeals to three main audiences. First, the general readers who are enthusiastic about history, attend virtual events, and tend to support local historic sites. Second, readers who are curious about our government institutions and the current political climate and are looking for answers about its origins. And third, history, social studies, and government teachers