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Teacher's Role in American Society, Fourteenth Yearbook of the John Dewey Society


reviewed by Myron Lieberman - 1958

coverTitle: Teacher's Role in American Society, Fourteenth Yearbook of the John Dewey Society
Author(s): Lindley J. Stiles
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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What are the social origins of the teaching profession? How do these origins affect the work of the teachers? What is the social and economic status of teachers? What have been the gains and what are the prospects for education as a profession? These and other important questions are discussed in The Teacher's Role in American Society by an impressive group of educators. However, the uneven quality of the contributions makes it difficult to generalize about the yearbook, especially in a way that is fair to the individual authors. Inasmuch as there are twenty chapters, most of them by different authors, it is not feasible to review each separate contribution. Therefore, I shall discuss briefly a few points under each of the four main sections of the book. The first section, entitled "The Situation of the Teacher in American Society," deals chiefly with the social class origins of teachers. Most of... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 59 Number 6, 1958, p. 364-364
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4494, Date Accessed: 8/3/2020 11:31:11 PM

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