Education and the Cult of Efficiency

Education and the Cult of Efficiency

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Raymond Callahan's lively study exposes the alarming lengths to which school administrators went, particularly in the period from 1910 to 1930, in sacrificing educational goals to the demands of business procedures. He suggests that even today the question still asked is: qHow can we operate our schools?q Society has not yet learned to ask: qHow can we provide an excellent education for our children?qMoney could also be saved on lumber for manual training classes by purchasing a€œodd lengths and ungraded lumbera€ which could be ... Payne, after a rather carefully controlled experiment, reports that a roll of toweling saved 38% over individual folded ... and stated that a€œit is essential that the superintendent give personal attention to such matters as the maintenance of floors. ... LI (September, 1931), 16. common problem and he asked, a€œDoes the furnace burn too Efficiencya#39;s Progeny 24l.

Title:Education and the Cult of Efficiency
Author:Raymond E. Callahan
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 2010-11-16


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