Educational Policies Commission, National Education Association, The Unique Function of Education in American Democracy. Washington, DC: National Educational Assoication, 1937.


Traces history of the functions of education in the United States; urges a program of knowledge, training, and aspirations with specific content (see Chapter VI); book drafted by Charles A. Beard.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Classics of Curriculum Literature, Curriculum History, Democratic Education


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