Excellence: Can We Be Equal and Excellent Too?

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1995 - Education - 175 pages
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Challenges readers to change the way they think about different professions, and urges Americans to take pride in the work that they do and strive for excellence in their professions regardless of whether they are plumbers or doctors.
 

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Contents

Introduction
9
ONE The Decline of Hereditary Privilege
15
TWO Individual Achievement versus Equality
22
THREE The ThreeWay Contest
31
FOUR Civil Rights
37
SEVEN The Identification of Talent
61
EIGHT Facts and Fancies about Talent
69
ELEVEN College and the Alternatives
95
TWELVE The Democratic Dilemma
106
FOURTEEN Lifelong Learning and Growth
123
SEVENTEEN The A ims of a Free People 15 3
155
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A noted social commentator, John W. Gardner was a former cabinet secretary and the founder of Common Cause.

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