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The Mental Health of the Teacher


by Paul A. Witty - 1955

Research workers in education as well as persons interested in teacher-training and in-service programs have sought for many years to identify the characteristics of the effective teacher. Despite the long history of such efforts, reliable information is still not available. Of course many statements concerning the qualifications of good teachers are to be found in the literature of education. Recent recurring statements recall some reports published as long ago as one hundred years or more. For example, in 1845, the Reverend Denison Olmsted described the ideal teacher as one who possessed knowledge of his own subject, of kindred subjects, and of the world.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 54, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 56 Number 10, 1955, p. 307-333
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20073, Date Accessed: 10/14/2019 5:30:00 AM

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