TITLE

AT ODDS WITH PLATO

AUTHOR(S)
MeikleJohn, Alexander
PUB. DATE
June 1952
SOURCE
New Republic;6/2/52, Vol. 126 Issue 22, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the book "The Art of Teaching," by Gilbert Highet. His study of teaching "is not," he tells us, "a book of educational theory, but a book of suggestions drawn from practice." The writer of it believes that "Teaching is an art, not a science." He explains that "Teaching is not like inducing a chemical reaction: it is much more like painting a picture or making a piece of music, or on a lower level like planting a garden or writing a friendly letter. The style of the book is gay, fresh, provocative and yet deeply serious. It deserves and requires careful reading and criticism. Mr. Highet's "suggestions" range into every phase of teaching activity, whether within the class-room or outside it.
ACCESSION #
14465108

 

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