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The Objectives of Science Teaching in Relation to the Aim of Education


by Samuel Ralph Powers - 1932

From these presentations it is clear, we trust, that practices are not abreast of the best thought in curriculum work. Indeed, many prevailing practices in the schools find their only support in philosophical and psychological postulations that are recognized not only as obsolete but even as directly opposed to the postulations on which the organization of our school system is based. A problem of first rank importance to the educational worker, especially in the field of curriculum, is to define the aim of education in such a way that the definition will function as a guiding thought, will direct the teacher in choosing what to do in order to attain the aim.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 31, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 33 Number 9, 1932, p. 41-57
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 21215, Date Accessed: 10/30/2020 6:17:16 AM

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