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ERIC Number: ED049983
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr-23
Pages: 13
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The City as Classroom.
Bailey, Stephen K.
The author gives a rationale for utilizing the city as a place to learn. The city has many problems and although logistics require that we conduct most education in the school building, the author argues for putting out best brains to the task of bringing the city to the classroom and to exploiting the city as a classroom when appropriate. Teaching can no longer be done only by professionals. Others such as para-professionals, businessmen, government officials, doctors, artists, parents, neighbors, cab drivers, policemen, etc. can and should be involved in the teaching process because they can often do the job better than the teacher due to their unique and special talents. By learning from these people the student is preparing himself for a life which is closer to the real situations represented, not by the classroom teacher, but by the man on the street. (CWB)
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Note: Speech given at the Annual Convention, New York State Council for the Social Studies, Buffalo, New York, April 23, 1971