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Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education

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John Dewey

An important, controversial, and often cited work on public education. Dewey discusses the role of public education in a democracy and the d…

Department for Continuing Education Award Ceremony 2014


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The Decoration of Houses

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Edith Wharton

The Decoration of Houses, a manual of interior design written by Edith Wharton with architect Ogden Codman, was first published in 1897. In …

In Time Of Emergency: A Citizen's Handbook On Nuclear Attack, Natural Disasters

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Us Office Of Civil Defense

A major emergency affecting a large number of people may occur anytime and anywhere. It may be a peacetime disaster such as a flood, tornado…

The Intelligence of School Children

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Lewis Terman

This book has been written for the rank and file of teachers, school supervisors, and normal-school students. Its purpose is to illustrate t…

L’Éducation sentimentale

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Gustave Flaubert

Ce roman-monument, écrit de 1864 à 1869, commence par un coup de foudre d’un jeune bachelier de 18 ans pour une femme mari&eac…

The Awful German Language

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Mark Twain

If you’ve ever studied German (and maybe even if you haven’t), you’re likely to find this short essay to be hilarious. Published as Appendix…

L’Éducation sentimentale (1845)

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Gustave Flaubert

L’Éducation sentimentale de 1845 a très peu de rapports avec l’œuvre célèbre du même nom, publiée …

Institutio Oratoria (On the Education of an Orator), volume 1

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Marcus Fabius Quintilianus

Marcus Fabius Quintilianus was of Spanish origin, being born about 35 A.D. at Calagurris. At Rome he met with great success as a teacher and…

Humanities at the Department for Continuing Education


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On Interpretation

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Aristotle's On Interpretation (Greek Περὶ Ἑρμηνείας or Peri Hermeneias) or De Interpretatione (the Latin title) is the second of Aristotle's…

The Citizen's Almanac

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United States Of America

This is a recording of a booklet given to new naturalized American citizens, it contains an explanation of fundamental documents, symbols an…

The Reason Why

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Robert Kemp Philp

This collection of useful information on "Common Things" is put in the interesting form of "Why and Because," and compre…

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In the School Room

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John S. Hart

In the first place, teaching is not simply telling. A class may be told a thing twenty times over, and yet not know it. Talking to a class i…

MIT CMS.930 Media, Education, and the Marketplace, Fall 2001

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How can we harness the emerging forms of interactive media to enhance the learning process? Professor Miyagawa and prominent guest speakers …

A Dictionary of English Synonymes, Vol. 01

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Richard Soule

A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous or Parallel Expressions, Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseolog…

Celebration of Dialects and Accents, Vol 1.

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A celebration of all the wonderful dialects and accents found within the Librivox community! The goal being to record a 'phonetically releva…


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Ellen G. White

Ellen White said that one of the most delicate tasks in life was working with youthful minds. Teaching should be varied which can make it po…

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