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Conflicting Ideas in Teachers Education

reviewed by Arno A. Bellack 1961

coverTitle: Conflicting Ideas in Teachers Education
Author(s): N. V. Scarfe
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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The title of this lecture, honoring one of America's foremost educational philosophers, promises a discussion of conflicting ideas in teacher education. Instead, the author presents his views on the nature of good teaching and how prospective teachers should be taught. Unhappily, he adds little to our understanding of the teaching process, nor does he present any fresh ideas to help us think more intelligently about current issues in teacher education. Mr. Scarfe contends that good teaching involves at least two consecutive activities: "The first is to put children into situations in which they naturally want to learn; the second is to make sure that what is learned becomes an educational force, by encouraging children to apply their learning and become attached to the ideas derived from learning, so that their behavior, attitudes, and actions are modified in a wise and virtuous manner." If this view of teaching, set forth in such general... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 62 Number 5, 1961, p. 426-426
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3340, Date Accessed: 7/16/2018 9:41:27 PM

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