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Elementary Orientation

by Michael Levine - 1935

IN 1915, Henry Johnson in his celebrated Teaching of History in Elementary and Secondary Schools wrote apropos of the textbook that "In the majority of American schools it determines the facts to be taught and the manner of teaching them." Regardless of current desiderata in the realm of theory, the dominance of the textbook in the social studies even today cannot be gainsaid in educational practice. Despite the existence of a school of thought, which would scrap the textbook entirely, it is hardly rash to predict its survival for some time to come.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 1 Number 9, 1935, p. 34-35
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 13138, Date Accessed: 9/27/2020 7:06:11 AM

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