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EDUCATIONAL AIMS AND CIVIC NEEDS

BY THE SAME AUTHOR

EDUCATION AND LIFE AMERICAN PROBLEMS

AND CIVIC NEEDS

BY

JAMES H. BAKER, M.A., LL.D.

President of the University of Colorado

Author of “Elementary Psychology,” “Education and
Life,” “American Problems ”

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FOURTH AVENUE & 30TH STREET, NEW YORK
LONDON, BoMBAY, AND CALCUTTA

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PREFACE

THE common title, “Educational Aims and Civic Needs,” given these addresses, represents their main purpose. The themes have been chosen in view of modern problems, and emphasis is placed on the relation between school and society. The appeal throughout is to the teacher, the student, the sociologist, and to the citizen interested in the means of progress. If the lesson is sometimes drawn from ancient history, it has a modern application; if from our inherited philosophy, it has a practical bearing. The New Humanism and the New Idealism are treated as vital factors in our civilization, and the ‘‘ romance of the day's work ’’ is applied to every sphere of labor. The relation of higher education to democracy is made prominent. While the several chapters are complete in themselves, they are placed in logical order, and each contributes to the general subject.

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