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William Estabrook Chancellor
(25 Sep 1867 - 12 Feb 1963)

American writer and educationalist who was Superintendent of Public Instruction, District of Columbia; Lecturer on History of Educational Theory, Johns Hopkins University; Lecturer on Education, George Washington University ; and author of a variety of textbooks and books on education, including, Our Schools: Their Administration (1906)

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The motive for the study of mathematics is insight into the nature of the universe. Stars and strata, heat and electricity, the laws and processes of becoming and being, incorporate mathematical truths. If language imitates the voice of the Creator, revealing His heart, mathematics discloses His intellect, repeating the story of how things came into being. And Value of Mathematics, appealing as it does to our energy and to our honor, to our desire to know the truth and thereby to live as of right in the household of God, is that it establishes us in larger and larger certainties. As literature develops emotion, understanding, and sympathy, so mathematics develops observation, imagination, and reason.
— William Estabrook Chancellor
In A Theory of Motives, Ideals and Values in Education (1907), 406.
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