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Wolf, A.W. (1944). Environment and Education: By Ernest W. Burgess, W. Lloyd Warner, Franz Alexander, M.D. and Margaret Mead. Human Development Series, Volume I. Chicago: The University of Chicago, 1942. 66 pp.. Psychoanal Q., 13:239-241.
    

(1944). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 13:239-241

Environment and Education: By Ernest W. Burgess, W. Lloyd Warner, Franz Alexander, M.D. and Margaret Mead. Human Development Series, Volume I. Chicago: The University of Chicago, 1942. 66 pp.

Review by:
Anna W.M. Wolf

This pamphlet is the fruit of a symposium on environment and education which was part of the Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration of the University of Chicago.

Professor Burgess discusses 'a new type of individual being created by the urban environment': a distinctly unhappy product of 'sophistication'. 'Sophistication' brings with it a somewhat ominous precocity, because youth leaves the controls of the family, the church and the neighborhood at such an early age. It also brings cynicism and 'tolerance'. 'But tolerance', says Professor Burgess, 'does not necessarily result in social integration.

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