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Psychology at Work in the Elementary School Classroom


reviewed by Joel R. Davitz - 1960

coverTitle: Psychology at Work in the Elementary School Classroom
Author(s): B. N. Philips, R. L. Duke, M. V. Devault
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: , Pages: , Year:
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The application of research findings to educational practice is a critical need in current teacher training, and Psychology at Work in the Elementary School Classroom represents an important beginning in fulfilling this need. Organized in terms of significant classroom problems, the book contains summaries of research evidence related to each problem, fuller reports of a sample of studies in each problem area, and examples of the practical utilization of principles derived from research in dealing with specific classroom issues. Although psychological specialists in each area covered might disagree about the particular sample of studies selected for discussion, and though the concrete applications of research findings sometimes seems forced, and occasionally even fatuous, in general, this book is a successful effort in an important and valuable direction. Perhaps most important, this book incontrovertibly demonstrates that current research in the social sciences can provide a rigorous and effective basis for educational practice.


JOEL R. DAVITZ

Teachers College, Columbia University



Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 62 Number 2, 1960, p. 182-182
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3324, Date Accessed: 12/3/2021 5:31:49 AM

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