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New Directions in Learning

reviewed by Warren G. Findley - 1961

coverTitle: New Directions in Learning
Author(s): J. E. Bell, Barbara Biber, J. R. Harsh, E. R. Hilgard, B. Klopfer, L. G. Thomas
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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This compact paperback collection of six speeches constitutes an inter-disciplinary symposium of philosophers, psychologists, and educators addressed to a professional audience of school psychologists. Administrators and other school people outside this specialization who like to keep abreast of fresh thinking will also find it efficiently rewarding. Thomas, the philosopher, analyzes issues really faced by all educational personnel— e.g., what to do about the gifted—so as to distinguish researchable aspects from matters of viewpoint and to clarify assumptions implicit in professional practices. Hilgard bespeaks a team approach inclusive of the classroom teacher and community representatives to make research in learning an effective social strategy. Bell shakes the pillars of clinical theory and practice, being persuaded considerably by his ventures into the new field of family therapy as well as by the resurgence of drug therapy and the complementary studies of isolation as a producer and natural group life as a reducer of... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 62 Number 5, 1961, p. 425-425
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3240, Date Accessed: 6/5/2020 12:45:46 PM

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