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Teaching Art in the Elementary School


reviewed by Jack Arends 1954

coverTitle: Teaching Art in the Elementary School
Author(s): Margaret H. Erdt
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Few authors in the field of art education have ever tried to cover so much ground in a single volume as has Margaret Erdt in Teaching Art in the Elementary School. Her goal seems to have been to write the book to end all books in the field, dealing as she does with the philosophy and current practices in art education, detailed technical directions, recipes, expected outcomes, and television. These and other topics are dealt with, sometimes in great detail, sometimes very scantily. In its basic convictions this work has much to commend, and were its offerings limited to the realm of theory it would be a good summary of current thought concerning art education today. In its application of theory, however, the book is somewhat inconsistent. Pupil-teacher planning, so heartily endorsed in theory, gives way to directed and detailed accounts of "how to do it," so that the teacher need... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 56 Number 2, 1954, p. 113-113
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4745, Date Accessed: 10/24/2017 7:33:11 AM

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