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In Search of Self


reviewed by Martin S. Dworkin - 1952

coverTitle: In Search of Self
Author(s): Arthur T. Jersild
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Dr. Jersild believes that the most important task of child psychology and education is ". . . to help people gain in healthy self-understanding and in acceptance of themselves and others." For the schools, this may be most important after all; modern man is in agony, knowing everything but himself, walled off from himself by what he knows, blinded in his prison by his ways of knowing. We may teach forever, and if this is not learned, what we have done may not be worth an instant's time. The author of this new book knows a great deal about people, and writes for teachers in a way that is not mere popularization, purchasing simplicity at the cost of a profounder clarity. In Search of Self is not merely a summary of findings in a study of self-evaluative essays by groups of students representing elementary grades, junior high school, high school, and... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 54 Number 3, 1952, p. 167-167
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4956, Date Accessed: 9/26/2020 1:38:47 AM

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