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Leipzig Connection has 58 ratings and 9 reviews. Camille said: Really interesting book about the merger of psychology and education. However, a caveat. W. Featured image from here. *Please also see this companion post about the original printing.. I don’t know exactly when Paolo Lionni. The Leipzig Connection. by Paolo Lionni Reviewed by Earle Fox. Lionni’s book ( paperback, 89 pp.) fills a gap in the history of the destruction of.

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Another source thinks that it was his book that brought Lionni under fire, but one thing is for certain. Hegel, at the University of Berlin, had proposed to make of history a scientific subject; he became Germany’s leading philosopher, emulated by a generation of students.

For more information on Doman’s work, see his books: The child, much like the animal, is what he has experienced, tempered by the type and condition of his brain and nervous system. The disparity between Rockefeller’s funding of German med- icine, and his own personal disdain for it, is ably described in A Sbowplace 71 By the time Flexner joined the Board, his attack on American medical education, which had been front-page connectino across the country, lkonni resulted in the number of medical schools in the United States dropping from to Within half a century juvenile delinquency would run rampant, illiterates would pour out of the schools, teachers would no longer learn how to teach, and generation after generation of adults, themselves cheated out of the fruits of a good education, would despair of any solution to the morass of “modern” education.

Brownson, A Pilgrim’s Progress Boston: A Biographical Sourcebook New York: We shall not try to make these people or any of their children into philosophers or men of learning, or men of science.


Rockefeller’s riches, to the mass of people, a national menace.

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Gates sent Flexner off to his alma mater with the agreement that if Flexner could make a convincing case for the donation, it would be given by the Board. For Dewey, the school was a place “where his theories of education could be put into practice, tested, and scientifically evaluated.

But now he found himself lashed to its back as inextricably as Ahab, and in equal danger of being taken down for good. You are commenting using your WordPress. It was the psychology for bold young radicals who believed that the ways of the mind could be measured and treated experimentally — and who possibly thought of themselves, in their private reflections, as pioneers on the newest frontier of science, push- 2. Mice and Monkeys 29 5. One has only to read old debates in the Congressional Record or scan the books published in the ‘s to realize that our ancestors of a century ago commanded a use of the language far superior to our own.

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Initially small and primitive, it soon conbection to eleven rooms. John Stuart Mill, an early master of oligarchic public relations, is a good example. Kilpatrick’s book had such impact that by the Montessori method was seldom mentioned in the United States, although it flourished elsewhere.

Another ardent follower–John Dewey, the “Father of Lionnni education”–took the new radical German redefinition of education to mean paool reprograming of young brains and nervous systems, and applied it to his self-appointed task of creating in America lonni ideal socialist state.

Rather, he worked over a thousand details, cleaning here, repairing there, filling a crack here, so that psychology leaving his hands was an improved, more coherent picture, but still a familiar one.

Each child should have as much high-school work as the common good requires. He complained further that the teaching ma- terials were not stimulating; that children learned to read, write and figure too early; and that any good elements in the method were already contained in Dr. Round Numbers gg “educational” psychology and socialism.


Edward Lee Thorndike was trained in the new psychology by the first generation of Wundt’s proteges. He would have eventually figured out that they and elements of the Vatican were who were actually behind the push of elevating people like Wundt.

As Wundt put it: It lays out in concise detail the story of the development of the educational malaise which we have unknowingly dropped our children into, explaining not only declining SAT scores and the phenomenon of high school graduates who are barely literate, but also symptoms even more sinister: It has turned our homes, schools, offices, stores, and factories into the battlegrounds of World War III; the draftees drift from encounter to encounter, increasing numbers succumbing as neurotic mental and spiritual casualties.

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ByRugg and Counts were reporting over 1, schools, nationwide, engaged in curriculum revision aligned with the new methods, of these cooperating actively with the NEA’s Bureau of Research 26th Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education; Bloomington, Mice and Monkeys 37 mands of other psychologists that the traditional curricula be radically changed in accord with the principles of psychology.

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