TITLE

What We Want of Our Teachers

AUTHOR(S)
Kilpatrick, William Heard
PUB. DATE
December 1953
SOURCE
New Republic;12/21/53, Vol. 129 Issue 21, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article informs that there is no single theory of modern education universally accepted, but it is possible to state a theory which is now widely accepted and seems to be winning out. This winning theory is relatively new and differs essentially from the old theory which was once dominant in Western civilization. The older theory, with which most people are still most familiar, stresses, almost exclusively, acquiring the content of books. After a long history dating from Alexandria and Rome, this theory was formulated afresh at the Revival of Learning. Dean Colet, who opened the first Revival of Learning school in England, thus stated rather precisely in the preface of a Latin Grammar which he wrote for his school, the newly accepted devotion to scholarly culture.
ACCESSION #
14472019

 

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