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Teaching High School Social Studies

reviewed by James E. McCellan - 1956

coverTitle: Teaching High School Social Studies
Author(s): Maurice P. Hunt, Lawrence E. Metcalf
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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These two recently published books are presumably designed for the same end, namely to assist in the professional training of men and women who teach the social studies in the secondary schools. If we examine each of them in relation to this end, we get a rather clear indication of the areas of basic agreement in the teaching profession. We notice also an unresolved issue of fundamental importance for the future of American education. No matter which of these two books the neophyte to the teaching profession chooses as his text in the teaching of the social studies, he will find certain common materials. He will be reminded of the psychological principles of cognitive learning, and he will find that these principles derive more from the logical studies of Dewey and Peirce than from the experimental studies of the "rat psychologists." He will discover a close connection between a pragmatic logic... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 58 Number 3, 1956, p. 182-182
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4567, Date Accessed: 10/21/2019 9:02:15 AM

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