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Education free from political control, giving a chance for free initative on the part of the students, has been tried for 20 years in Germany, thought of as a nation without intellectual liberty, Herman von Baravalle said in a talk on "Freedom in Education" in the Leverett House Common Room last night.
The German educator, who has ad an active part in this work, revealed that several experimental schools were started there after the war by people wanting to prevent nationalistic hatred.
Text books are practically abandoned under this progressive system, von Baravalle said. The teacher can adapt the course to the interest of his class when he is not bound by a rigid text.
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