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Learning Together: How to Foster Creativity, Self-Fulfillment, and Social Awareness in Today's Students and Teachers


reviewed by Ronald Gross 1972

coverTitle: Learning Together: How to Foster Creativity, Self-Fulfillment, and Social Awareness in Today's Students and Teachers
Author(s): Elizabeth Monroe Drews
Publisher: Prentice Hall , Englewood Cliffs
ISBN: , Pages: 314, Year: 1972
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The difference between a teacher and a mentor, writes Norman Gurney in his brilliant essay, "Friends as Mentors," (Big Rock Candy Mountain, edited by Samuel Yanes and Cia Holdorf, Delacorte Press, 1972) is that a mentor invites you to share his life. The most precise and noblest of recent writings on education affirm this truth. George Dennison, William Arrowsmith, Richard Gaines, John Holt, Jonathan Kozol, James Herndon, Herbert Kohl all proclaim or imply the need for working towards a new authenticity in the relations between young persons and those who seek to help them grow. If our profession is to undergo renewal in the seventies, then that big, drab, fearsome giant is going to have to burst open into a thousand little flowers of joy, wit, and courage. We are going to have to learn together, joining with each other in genuine colleagueship and camaraderie, joining with our students in creativity and social awareness. If this sounds beamish, I fear that reflects how far we have... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 74 Number 2, 1972, p. 278-282
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1546, Date Accessed: 10/18/2017 4:22:24 PM

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