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The Teaching of Sociology to Students of Education and Social Work


reviewed by Joseph Adelson 1964

coverTitle: The Teaching of Sociology to Students of Education and Social Work
Author(s): P. Halmos
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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These four monographs can be said to address themselves to a single and exigent issue in higher education: How shall those of us working in the social sciences communicate what we know (and suppose) about human behavior to teachers, social workers, and others whose practices might thereby be enhanced? As one may imagine, the specific issues raised by this question are not primarily those of teaching technique in the narrow sense; the besetting problems are more often psychological, philosophical, and indeed moral. In teaching the behavioral sciences, we encounter resistances in the student; his defenses may interfere with learning so that he may ward off, distort, or intellectualize what he is taught. Furthermore—and the point is made vigorously in several of die contributions—the perspectives we offer are as much ethical as empirical. We ask the student to abandon at least some of the tacit moral assumptions he has brought to... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 65 Number 6, 1964, p. 645-645
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2755, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 4:56:55 PM

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