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Emotional Adjustment: A Key to Good Citizenship


reviewed by Bernard Corman 1953

coverTitle: Emotional Adjustment: A Key to Good Citizenship
Author(s): Elmer F. Pflieger, Grace L. Weston
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: , Pages: , Year:
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Does the fostering of good emotional adjustment lead to the improvement of citizenship behavior? The authors, staff members of the Detroit Citizenship Education Study, believe this to be the case. A number of practices designed to help students and teachers study emotional problems are described as these were employed during the four-year period of the study. The suggested programs relate to the adjustment of the individual child and to guidance-centered approaches to curriculum revision. Concern for the development of good mental health is certainly commendable, but the evidence that such a focus will lead to improved citizenship is, as the authors themselves point out, somewhat fragmentary and incomplete. The case made in the present volume rests primarily on instances of maladjusted children who became good school citizens once guidance was provided, on the development of better teacher-pupil relationships and the growth of a "social climate" marked by a spirit of cooperation... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 55 Number 3, 1953, p. 169-169
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4862, Date Accessed: 12/16/2017 11:10:23 PM

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