Cremin thus prefigures what has now become the concern with the "distribution" of knowledge and learning across positions and institutions that characterizes contemporary cognitive psychology. He calls for research across institutions and settings and, somewhat more implicitly, but obviously for cultural anthropologists, research into the transformation of these institutions as conditions change and are changed by political activity within and through earlier institutional patterns. All this is not to surprising, given that Cremin was a historian who had carefully read anthropology and remained all his life a political actor pushing for further transformation in the American school and all other educational institutions.