Educating the Worker-Citizen


"Looking back over the last century," writes John Rudolph of the University of Wisconsin, "one finds that perhaps the most significant scientific influence on American educational policy can be traced not to the factories of Detroit or Gary, but rather to the wartime laboratories of Berkeley, Los Alamos, and MIT." Rudolph makes his case in an interesting paper published last year in Teachers College Record, tracing how World War II and the Cold War transformed both American science and American education.

[Via Infocult.]