Educational Yearbook of the International Institute of Teachers College, Columbia University, 1943

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THE Educational Yearbook of the International Institute of Teachers College, Columbia University, came into existence twenty years ago, during the whole of which time it has been under the able editorship of Prof. Kandel. The 1943 issue is devoted to higher education in English-speaking countries. At the moment, higher education in all countries is, of course, thoroughly subordinated to the urgent task of winning the War. Nothing else matters. What are usually called the humanities are in a state of suspended animation, and the scientific studies are pursued for utilitarian ends. But in the period following the War, the immediate future of higher education will certainly be one of the most important problems of educational reconstruction. In every country certain questions will inevitably arise. For how many students should higher education be made available? In what relation does higher education stand to the demands of the modern world? How can We develop a proper balance between the humanities and the sciences? What are the relative places of general education and specialization, and what is the relative importance of teaching and research? Already these questions are being discussed sporadically in magazines and newspapers, both in England and in the United States. This educational yearbook widens the outlook by extending the discussion to all English-speaking countries.

Educational Yearbook of the International Institute of Teachers College, Columbia University, 1943

Edited by Prof. I. L. Kandel. Pp. xi + 297. (New York: Teachers College, Columbia University, 1943.) 3.70 dollars.

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RAYMONT, T. Educational Yearbook of the International Institute of Teachers College, Columbia University, 1943. Nature 154, 225–226 (1944) doi:10.1038/154225a0

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