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Reach, Touch, and Teach

reviewed by Edward Yeomans - 1971

coverTitle: Reach, Touch, and Teach
Author(s): Terry Borton
Publisher: McGraw-Hill, New York
ISBN: , Pages: 207, Year: 1970
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"I believe that what a student learns in school, and what he eventually becomes are significantly influenced by how he feels about himself and the world outside. I think that schools should legitimize these feelings, and should teach students a variety of ways to recognize and express them. An education without this understanding of self is simply training in an irrelevant accumulation of facts and theories—irrelevant because it is not related to what students feel is important. The goal of the teacher should be to help each student constantly increase his understanding of his feelings, and expand that self-awareness by utilizing the vast intellectual resources available to man. Such an education will mean that a student learns increasingly sophisticated processes for coping with his concerns about his inner self, and the outer world. By stressing the relation between processes and concerns, it should be possible to make school as relevant, involving, and joyful as the learning each of us experienced when we were infants first discovering... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 72 Number 3, 1971, p. 465-467
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1691, Date Accessed: 9/19/2020 11:01:55 AM

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