Talk:Charles William Eliot
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Well at least one of the paragraph's was directly lifted from "Documentary History of Philanthropy and Voluntarism in America" ©2003 Peter Dobkin Hall, which is hosted by a Harvard web site here: http://www.hks.harvard.edu/fs/phall/03.%20Eliot-Education.pdf. Look at the section "FIGHTING THE WILDERNESS, PHYSICAL AND MORAL": CHARLES W. ELIOT AND THE EMERGENCE OF THE PRIVATE UNIVERSITY, which begins on p 14 of the pdf document.
Look particularly at the paragraph beginning:
"Although his methods were pragmatic ..."
I haven't done an extensive comparison of other parts of the article but it's pretty clear there was plagiarism at least here (and surrounding paragraphs). AnthroMimus (talk) 21:55, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
Acadia national park
According to Ken Burns' documentary about the national park system, he noted that Eliot played a key role in the early movement for Acadia Nat'l Park after finding out about his late son's passion for the area. That should be researched and added. --188.8.131.52 (talk) 04:48, 1 October 2009 (UTC)
Eliot's contribution to sex education
Why no mention of this fact? I'm not schooled enough to absorb all the wikip rules on biographical material and have only learned the below from magazine/newspaper articles but do not have time to read the book(s) to provide the proper sort of references, so I am just posting this as a request rather than adding content on my own. (In short, I find the rules intimidating and I feel unqualified!)
The guy was a ground-breaker with regard to sex ed. "He believed it was so important he turned down Woodrow Wilson's offer of the ambassadorship to Britain to join the first national group devoted to promoting the subject." This is a report on content in Kristin Luker's book "When Sex Goes to School" as related in a NY Times Sunday magazine article 2011-11-20
- No mention of Committee of Ten yet, either 15:32, 31 March 2014 (UTC)