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Abstract

Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations contains many of the basic tenets of capitalism Less well known is Smith's discussion of the state of education in the late eighteenth century in the latter chapters of the Wealth of Nations. Smith offers a detailed examination of professorial and administrative motivations of his day. Smith's analysis has direct application to many of the same problems that educational critics today have identified. This paper presents Smith's observations in the context of the controversies identified in today's educational reform movement.

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1

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1

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37

Last Page

44

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