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Sanchez became an educator because he saw clearly that education is the socializing agent of our society and mirrors its social values. He saw education as the primary vehicle for effecting changes in society and for progressing toward improved conditions for all its members. He devoted his career to making con structive changes in the educational system and to equalizing educational oppor tunities for every individual. He never ceased to place responsibility for the education of citizens, according to democratic principles, firmly on the govern ment and its leaders, often criticizing government sharply for what he considered to be a default of leadership.
Things have not improved much over the last halfcentury. S. Stevens would surely assign an F to this explanation by analogy. With the aid of this larcenous postulation, the original mental testers simply eliminated between-group differences from the general intelligence (IQ) scale, queen of all aptitude and admissions tests, to sidestep the vexing questions regarding the role of cultural practice as opposed to natural ability. For example, there are real differences between males and females, for which most of us are grateful.
Rogers is a prominent exam ple, the general goal is the improvement or fulfillment of some aspect of the self. Interpretations of the source, nature, and amelioration of psychological problems differ between the two belief systems. It is frequently observed that among traditionally oriented individuals, problems involving the family have the highest priority and that the family therapy approach (if the therapeutic goal is clearly the welfare of the family) appears appropriate. SOCIAL ORGANIZATION The modernist sense of social organization in the form of democratic ideology and an emphasis on the positive rights of the individual and antipathy to totalitarian control by governments has supplied a value system defining so cialization practices and goals.