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ERIC Number: ED033984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 209
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The Underachieving School.
Holt, John
This collection of previously published pieces focuses on some specific problems of contemporary American education. Criticized are such issues as the "tyranny" of testing, the intense pressures for college attendance, the failure of ghetto schools to educate students, compulsory attendance, reading failures, and over-talkative teachers. The traditional system of schooling is condemned as a "degrading experience" for both students and teachers. The proper role for teachers is to offer help and guidance only when needed and requested by the children. (NH)
Pitman Publishing Corporation, 6 East 43 Street, New York, N.Y. 10017 ($4.95).
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