Pre-Induction Work in English
by Max J. Herzberg - 1943
Like all teachers, English teachers have a fervid desire to do everything possible to help America win the war. There are, however, two attitudes regarding the help that can be given. One group wishes to turn English directly into service, with classroom procedures so adjusted that they contribute immediately to an understanding of and participation in war activities. The other group believes that the ends can best be served by keeping all sound and sight of the war out of the classroom. The author believes that the second group is unrealistic, and is likely to make young people feel that those who belong to it are far removed from life.
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