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Educational Administration in Secondary Schools: Task and Challenge


reviewed by C. Burleigh Wellington - 1966

coverTitle: Educational Administration in Secondary Schools: Task and Challenge
Author(s): Stanley W. Williams
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Given the difficult assignment of reacting to four distinct studies, with only the theme of secondary education in common, Professor Wellington sharply challenges the tendency to write for the professor in need of “content” for his course. An effective work, he tells us, should be structured in terms of a “philosophy” and carefully avoid unsupported generalization. The crucial test for textbooks like these is to be found in their ability to make students think, and the reviewer implies that the field remains open—that the effective books are still to come. A book is always written for its reader, as any professional writer will agree. Yet sometimes a professor is so intent on selecting a book which provides him a structured course in step-by-step detail, from course outline to examination and discussion questions, that he forgets the reader. Furthermore, while education may be criticized by those in other professions for lack of... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 67 Number 4, 1966, p. 244-244
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2395, Date Accessed: 5/13/2021 1:41:00 AM

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