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The Concept of Educative Style


by Hope Jensen Leichter — 1973

More fundamentally, however, looking beyond the school makes evident the need for a basic shift in perspective in studying education, directing attention anew to the learner. When we consider that individuals learn from many significant others—parents, siblings, grandparents and other kin, peers, and clergy as well as schoolteachers—we are impelled to examine the character of the teaching and learning experience in each of these educative encounters. Once that inquiry has begun, we soon see the need to chart the content and course of the individual's various encounters, and above all to gain understanding of how he engages in, moves through, and combines diverse educative experiences over a lifetime.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 75 Number 2, 1973, p. 239-250
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1461, Date Accessed: 7/22/2017 8:39:37 PM

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  • Hope Leichter
    Teachers College, Columbia University
    Dr. Hope J. Leichter is professor of education at Teachers College. The work reported here is going forward under a grant from the Spencer Foundation. The author also wishes to express her appreciation to Burrie Ganzle and Susan Voorheesfor their able assistance.
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