Values in Culture and Classroom

reviewed by Donald R. Thomas - 1958

coverTitle: Values in Culture and Classroom
Author(s): H. Otto Dahlke
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Those committed to the relevancy of educational sociology to educational problems will welcome Professor Dahlke's new book with restrained exhilaration. As the title implies, his primary focus is on values as determinants for educational practice, and this is, in itself, a substantial contribution. His absorbing use of sociology as a context in which to explore this core problem at once increases our profits. The author provides us with the additional happy dividend of confronting certain realities about schools, teachers, and communities without being churlish or disheartened. The position advanced by the volume is that educators must recognize the problem of relating values and norms to actions and decisions in the day-to-day arena of the classroom. Dahlke insists there is a need for extensive salesmanship to stress the central significance of this premise. He is, of course, entirely right if one seeks endorsement of the view that good teaching is essentially problem-solving... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 60 Number 2, 1958, p. 118-118 ID Number: 4378, Date Accessed: 6/4/2020 8:21:41 AM

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