There is more agreement about the ends of education in contemporaneous discussion than about the way in which they are to be derived. And there is more agreement about the phrasing of the ends of education than about their concrete meaning in any specific cultural context. Analysis will show that conflicting interpretations of the meaning of the ends of education are significantly associated with the different ways in which these ends are derived.
Source: Journal of Educational Sociology 18.3 (Nov 1944): 173-184
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