Education Reform: being the Report of the Education Reform Council inaugurated by the Teachers' Guild

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IT would be impossible to say much that is new on the subject of education. For three hundred years, at any rate, the objects, methods, and conditions of education from the nursery to the highest places at the university have been the topic of an unbroken and ever-increasing stream of essays, treatises, and newspaper articles. But here is a book in which everything of importance which has been spoken or written about education is reviewed and put into a new order. A national stocktaking is begun, and the Teachers' Guild has got to work with praiseworthy promptitude to provide for the systematic study of the present state of education in England and of the reforms which are needed. The result is the creation of a council to carry out its business. At the initiatory meeting in April, 1916, it was determined that this body should consist of a president (the first president is Sir Henry A. Miers), vice-president, treasurer, honorary secretary, and not fewer than thirty, nor more than fifty, additional members. But the council was given power to co-opt new members, and this power has been exercised so freely that the council is more than double the size originally contemplated. The wonder is that with so many cooks the broth has not been completely spoiled. The reports of the nine committees afford, however, quite interesting and instructive reading.

Education Reform: being the Report of the Education Reform Council inaugurated by the Teachers' Guild.

Pp. xxxii + 215. (London: P. S. King and Son, Ltd., 1917.) Price 5s.

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T., W. Education Reform: being the Report of the Education Reform Council inaugurated by the Teachers' Guild . Nature 100, 61–62 (1917). https://doi.org/10.1038/100061a0

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