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ERIC Number: EJ1145950
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
Training Unafraid Teachers
Healy, Elizabeth
Childhood Education, v93 n3 p228-230 2017
This article describes the reasoning and structure behind the staff of the Bureau of Educational Experiments during the past few years of research and nursery school work. The demands from schools for teachers who are more capable inspired the Bureau of Educational Experiments to action and resulted in the "Bank Street School"--the colloquialism for the Cooperative School for Student Teachers. The basic philosophy of the school is that only the unafraid child has a chance in an ever-changing world! There is no standard for a status quo for institutions or materials. There are no signposts against which the fearful, aimless individual can lean for permanent support. The unafraid teacher has a rare educational gift to offer to the individual child, the group, and the social structure. One outstanding aspect of the Cooperative School work is the opportunity offered student teachers for a variety of experiences that release fears. As a result, the students glory in finding that their bodies are more capable than they suspected, and lose adult hesitations about trying new uses for their physical forces, in... dance, in carpentry, and in the finer skills of work with clay and paint. [Excerpts from this article are reprinted from "Childhood Education" v8 n10 1932 in celebration of "Childhood Education's" 125 year anniversary.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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