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What Makes a Good Teacher

reviewed by Steven Jones - 1995

coverTitle: What Makes a Good Teacher
Author(s): William Hare
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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“Who should teach our children? ” William Hare asks at the outset of his engaging new book entitled What Make a Good Teacher. Since Socrates asked the question in the Apology, this question has been, Hare maintains, “one of the basic problems in philosophy of education.” Hare asks: Who has the necessary wisdom and judgment? Who can be trusted with this immensely important task? Who, in Socrates’ words, is the expert in perfecting the human and social qualities? (p. iii) Who indeed? With continuing criticisms of teachers and teacher training institutions, and with increasing calls to strengthen or restructure teacher training programs, the question is as important today as it has ever been. Hare has an answer to these questions. The person who should teach our children is, he says, the person who possesses certain attributes and excellences. There are, in particular, eight virtues or excellences the good teacher should possess, and, following... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 97 Number 1, 1995, p. 145-147
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1440, Date Accessed: 8/8/2020 7:18:32 PM

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