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Mental Health in Education

reviewed by Laurance F. Shaffer - 1961

coverTitle: Mental Health in Education
Author(s): M. E. Bonney
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Books and courses about mental health often leave teachers with a bitter sense of frustration. Teachers may gain a deeper understanding of the troubled pupil, surely helpful in itself, but they also find a source of conflict about their roles. What can a teacher do? Must he abandon his usual role as a teacher in order to aid the development of integrated personalities? Or, recognizing his inevitable limitations, can a teacher only aspire to refer anxious and ineffective children to expert therapists? Bonney's book on mental health meets the teacher's needs directly. He recognizes that a teacher is not a substitute parent, a group psychotherapist, a test expert, or a psychologist. With clarity and consistency of purpose he presents what the teacher and prospective teacher need to know and may try to do. Yet he avoids with considerable success the major pitfalls of the "practical" book—superficiality of understanding, and the dogmatism... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 62 Number 5, 1961, p. 421-421
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3246, Date Accessed: 11/22/2019 12:23:44 PM

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