ERIC Number: EJ620861
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
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Romancing the Child.
Hirsch, E. D., Jr.
Education Matters, v1 n1 p34-39 Spr 2001
Explains the need to "cure" American education of its enduring, romantic belief that learning is natural, noting that progressive education has proven somewhat invulnerable to its failures. Suggests that only when doubt is cast on public education's endemic romanticism will there be more equality in education and widespread improvements in academic achievement. (SM)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Progressive Education, Public Education, Romanticism
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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