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The School as a Center of Inquiry


reviewed by Bruce R. Joyce 1967

coverTitle: The School as a Center of Inquiry
Author(s): Robert J. Schaefer
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Is the teacher a technician? (As Conant sees him.) Is he an obstacle to learning, someone to be bypassed by instructional materials through which the scholar speaks directly to the child? (The view of the Academic Reform Movement.) Or, is the teacher a scholar of the teaching-learning process, a creative transformer of subject-matter, one of a community of people who not only teach, but seek to inquire into teaching? This latter view of teaching was held by the leading Progressives throughout the first half of this century. In The School as a Center of Inquiry Robert Schaefer, Dean of Teachers College, Columbia University, dusts off the idea of the scholar-teacher and strongly reaffirms it. He offers it as a conscious alternative to the conceptions of the teacher presently being popularized by Conant and many of the academic reformers. The bulk of The School as a Center of Inquiry is given to a... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 68 Number 8, 1967, p. 680-680
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2252, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 4:37:15 AM

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