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ERIC Number: ED053803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May-25
Pages: 190
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Schools Where Children Learn.
Featherstone, Joseph
This collection of essays from "The New Republic" offers a fresh look at America's current educational crisis. The approach used in the English primary schools is analyzed and found valuable. Also detailed are varieties of sound educational practice found in a New Zealand primary school, in a Colorado classroom, and in a Harlem street academy for high school drop outs. In all these new learning environments, the author finds common threads of freedom, a new conception of the teacher's role, an emphasis on standards of workmanship, and an implicit understanding that a full childhood is the best preparation for life. By contrast, several reports emphasize the "shoddiness and confusion" prevalent on the American scene--in the middle class high school, in educational technology, in franchised day care, in the "pathological professionalism" of the educational system. (Author/WY)
Liveright, 386 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10016 ($5.95)
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Identifiers: Great Britain; Infant Schools (United Kingdom)