Nongrading in the Elementary School

reviewed by Stanley W. McKee - 1969

coverTitle: Nongrading in the Elementary School
Author(s): John Tewksbury
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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The author should indeed be credited for writing a book that establishes the basic tenets of nongrading in the elementary school so that the practicing school man who is in the process of developing a sensible, workable rationale with his staff and his community can successfully make the transfer to nongrading and/or upgrading a school. Realistically the author faces "what is" in the typical public school with its pre-planned, subject-centered program and proceeds to delineate a number of ways in which the school can meet the individual differences of its children through practicing nongrading, even in the traditional building where the physical plant, curriculum pattern and staff attitude presents somewhat of an inflexible situation. The student and practicing educator will find the chapter entitled "The Nongraded Movement in Perspective" an interesting historical thumbnail sketch of the development of the elementary school from the one room school (where a degree of nongrading was... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 71 Number 2, 1969, p. 354-356 ID Number: 1822, Date Accessed: 7/6/2020 11:54:32 PM

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