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The Creative Classroom


reviewed by Jeannette Veatch 1972

coverTitle: The Creative Classroom
Author(s): Henry Beechold
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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A book is still needed that will rock the edu­cational textbook industry. This book is not it. The edbiz boys will not lose much sleep over its impact, as it is not powerful enough, practical enough, knowledgeable enough, nor surprisingly, topical enough. Dr. Beechold mentions many of the books that comprise a genre attacking the Ameri­can educational scene. Holt is there. Silberman is there. Featherstone is there. But largely, I fear, they are in the bibliography or buried in pages of prose. It is hard to believe that he understands, at the classroom level, which is, of course, the gut level, what teach­ers need to do to teach creatively and to teach without texts. Understandably, he seems to want to get on the national scene a la Holt, Hentoff, Goodman, and the rest. There is nothing wrong in that. But the hard, practi­cal, insight-giving instruction that teachers need is missing. I am not awfully sure he knows what he is talking about when he says that... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 73 Number 4, 1972, p. 597-599
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1607, Date Accessed: 12/16/2017 8:12:12 AM

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