George S. Counts and American Civilization: The Educator as Social Theorist

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Mercer University Press, 1984 - Biography & Autobiography - 174 pages
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Contents

George S Counts The Man and the Scholar
3
The Depression of the 1930s An Educator Reacts to Crisis
15
Countss Frame of Reference
29
Crisis Between Two Civilizations
43
The Democratic Heritage in a Technological Age
61
Economic Individualism and the American Experience
77
Countss Program of Action
97
Countss Civilizational Philosophy of Education
123
The Impact of Countss Analysis of Soviet Education on His Theory of American Civilization
137
George S Counts and American Political Reform
149
Bibliography
163
Index
169
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Page 18 - Here is a society that manifests the most extraordinary contradictions; a mastery over the forces of nature, surpassing the wildest dreams of antiquity, is accompanied by extreme material insecurity; dire poverty walks hand in hand with the most extravagant living the world has ever known; an abundance of goods of all kinds is coupled with privation, misery and even starvation; an excess of production is seriously offered as the underlying cause of severe physical suffering; breakfastless children...

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About the author (1984)

A professor of education and history and former dean of education at Loyola University in Chicago.

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