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By Ronald W. Evans

This lengthy awaited biography of Harold Rugg is a dramatic and compelling tale with profound implications for today’s educators. Harold Rugg, one of many prime revolutionary educators of the twentieth century, built an cutting edge social experiences software and textbook sequence that was once censured via conservative critics throughout the Forties. learn the entire tale in the back of Rugg, the guy and the educator, and the critics who attacked him.

Harold O. Rugg used to be professor at academics collage, Columbia college, and a key chief one of the social frontier crew that emerged within the Thirties to argue that faculties should still play a higher position in aiding to reconstruct society. He was once writer of a most sensible promoting social experiences textbook sequence that got here lower than assault from patriotic and company teams within the early years of global conflict II. the tale of his upward thrust and fall encapsulates a pivotal episode within the heritage of yank schooling and divulges very much concerning the course of education in American existence, the various roads now not taken, and chances for the long run. This in-depth exam of Rugg's existence and profession presents old standpoint at the routine struggles over schooling. will probably be of curiosity to each citizen concerned with the way forward for our democracy. contains greater than 60 pictures and graphics.

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