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Science for Secondary Schools1

Nature volume 101, pages 128129 (18 April 1918) | Download Citation



EVERY discussion of the educational policy to be followed in view of the present unrest lays stress on the failure of our educational methods and the paramount importance of scientific training. There are certain persons who, quite justly, point out that scientific method can be pursued in all departments of knowledge, and they conclude, not so justly, that on this account it matters little what subjects form the foundation of a liberal education; indeed, they gc so far as to insist that the classical humanities are a better basis of such education than the technics of pure science can be, because in the study of mankind the experience gained from the history of the rise and fall of nations has a practical value which is essential to a stable social system.

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