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ERIC Number: ED046962
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 319
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Self-Transcendence as a Normative Philosophy and Psychology Underlying the Teaching of Literature and Composition.
Wheeler, Robert Walter
The self-transcendence theory addressed primarily to teachers of literature and related composition in secondary schools and community colleges is distilled from extensive readings in two mainstreams of contemporary thought: the "romantic thread" in educational philosophy and the work of Third Force psychologists, particularly Carl R. Rogers and Abraham H. Maslow. Study of these two mainstreams yields a normative, student-centered, philosophical-psychological theory of self-transcendence making possible the setting forth of (1) the most important qualifications of an effective teacher and (2) the student attitudes required for optimum self-transcending learning. Besides improving student-teacher relationships, thereby facilitating learning, this theory will assist educators to understand, assess, reject, or make more efficient use of such ongoing trends in our schools and society as the growing interest in (1) affective as well as cognitive learning; (2) the near-future impact of biochemistry and other manipulative procedures; (3) the preschool learning of the child; and (4) the possibility of the "whole community as school." (Author/DD)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Michigan