Franzwa, Helen H.
January 1973
Today's Speech;Winter1973, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p31
Academic Journal
The article points out the difficulties in applying humanistic psychology to classroom teaching. The book "Teaching as a Subversive Activity," by Neil Postman and Charles Weingartner proposed traditional values and methods in education. Erich Fromm's book "Escape from Freedom" argues that inability to cope with freedom convinces a person of his aloneness and powerlessness. Desire to decrease the pressure on students has taken another tack in the direction of relaxing or removing altogether the teacher's role in grading students' work.


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