Our Educational Emphases in Primitive Perspective

  title={Our Educational Emphases in Primitive Perspective},
  author={Margaret . Mead},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  pages={633 - 639}
  • M. Mead
  • Published 1 May 1943
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  • American Journal of Sociology
Modern conceptions of education are contrasted with the primitive emphasis upon the need to learn that which was fixed and traditional, based primarly on the child as the learner. Today, owing to the meeting and mingling of peoples among whom superiority was claimed by one as over against another, our concepts of education have been shaped by the will to teach, colonize, or assimilate adults. From the observation of this process in the next generation we have come also to be believe in the… 
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