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Modern Education for the Junior High School Years


reviewed by Adella C. Youtz - 1962

coverTitle: Modern Education for the Junior High School Years
Author(s): W. Van Tile, G. F. Gars, J. H. Lounsbury
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Three distinguished educators bring together in this volume a summary of fifty years of junior high school education and a well reasoned description of what they believe to be the best educational practices for the age group from n to 15. In light of their considerable experience, the authors point out that youngsters of this age have special school needs which make them particularly difficult to teach if inappropriate methods are applied. After noting the phenomenal development of junior high schools in the United States, Van Til, Vars, and Lounsbury focus on the marked differences in maturity, talents, interests, social class, religious orientation, and promise for advanced education found among pupils grouped together for their schooling. According to them, the "structured core" curriculum which combines social studies, English, and certain homeroom functions is best able to serve the diverse needs of these students. It is clear from this description that the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 64 Number 1, 1962, p. 81-81
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3005, Date Accessed: 9/29/2020 12:52:48 PM

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