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Handbook of Research on Teaching


reviewed by Edward Joseph Shoben, Jr. 1963

coverTitle: Handbook of Research on Teaching
Author(s): N. L. Gage
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Harold Rugg, like many men whose lives have really mattered, was too big to be contained within the boundaries of a single career. Trained as an engineer, he turned psychologist in time to be deeply involved in the mental-measurement movement at the time of the First World War. Shifting to education, he pioneered new curricular conceptions, particularly in the social studies and in teacher education. Still later, he became a bona fide philosopher, animated by a vision of the good society and the good life in which education played a realistic and facilitative social role. Throughout this evolution of his own mind and thought, his growth was something like that of the nautilus: Each new development was built upon and encompassed the older ones. The engineer's down-to-earth practicality and impulse to construct was never lost in the psychologist; the psychologist's vigorous curiosity about the attributes of people was a strong... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 65 Number 1, 1963, p. 97-97
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2741, Date Accessed: 10/21/2018 12:02:57 AM

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