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The Child in the Educative Process


reviewed by Millie Almy 1958

coverTitle: The Child in the Educative Process
Author(s): Daniel A. Prescott
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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In The Child in the Educative Process Daniel Prescott reports on sixteen years of continuous experimentation with ways of helping teachers to achieve an adequate understanding of the individual children they teach. But the book is much more than a report on a project. It describes education as a process directed toward social responsibility and self-actualization. It sets forth a method, basically scientific, for studying children. It elaborates the framework of human development principles against which the teacher organizes her information about each child. It even looks to the future, suggesting how the methods of scientific child study can modify and improve education. Beyond this, by including case studies made by teachers, the book reveals many facets of today's schooling. Through the teachers' anecdotes we see the children and the complexity of factors which enhance or hamper their learning. Equally vivid are the teachers themselves, their values, their concerns, and their... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 59 Number 6, 1958, p. 363-363
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4488, Date Accessed: 12/11/2017 6:38:00 AM

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