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"Goodbye Mr. Chips": A Proposal for the Abolition of the Life-time Classroom Teacher


by Harold Noah 1967

To see what is wrong with American (and foreign) high schools and, in fact, with our total concept of education for adolescents, all we need to do is to take a close look at what goes on in the classrooms day after day during the school year. The ineffaceable memory carried away by a serious observer who stays for more than the usual fleeting, casual visit is the crashing boredom which afflicts both the teachers and the taught for most of the school day. The teacher is trapped in a system which almost seems designed to ensure that creativity will be killed.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 68 Number 8, 1967, p. 663-668
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2159, Date Accessed: 10/24/2017 5:35:37 AM

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