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A Layman's Guide to Educational Theory


reviewed by N. D. Hoyt - 1955

coverTitle: A Layman's Guide to Educational Theory
Author(s): Charles W. Coulter, Richard S. Rimanoczy
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: , Pages: , Year:
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This is a disappointing book, although its intentions are undoubtedly of the best. It seeks, in plain and simple English, "to help interested laymen to understand the present strains in American education." Unfortunately the authors have not identified their audience. I suspect, however, that, as is almost always the case, it is likely to be the best-informed and most intelligently critical element in the general public which may pick up this volume. Since this same intelligent and often sympathetic element of the population is also the major source of support for educators during a difficult time, the question raised by this work becomes exceedingly important: What might be its effect on the relation between the educator and the public if it is widely read? Unhappily the authors make a poor case for "educational theory." They reveal a cavalier willingness to compress twenty-five centuries of human thought and passion about the great problems of... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 57 Number 3, 1955, p. 200-200
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4653, Date Accessed: 10/20/2019 5:13:40 AM

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