Adult Elementary Education

reviewed by Paul L. Essert - 1957

coverTitle: Adult Elementary Education
Author(s): Angelica Cass, Arthur P. Crabtree
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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In his Foreword to Adult Elementary Education Mr. Crabtree points out that Miss Cass has sacrificed "a measure of literary style and reading fluidity ... in order to bring to her readers the total wealth of suggestions and ideas gleaned from her rich experience." He feels that this is a "fault that will bring rejoicing to the practitioners who must cope with the day-by-day firing-line problems in this field." This sums up the book very well; it is an outline, or a sort of workbook for teachers of literacy, primarily. There are lists of objectives and goals, facts "to keep in mind about the adult student"; characteristics of adult elementary students, both foreign-born and native-born. These lists are subdivided into lists of characteristics of the "beginning," the "intermediate," and the "advanced" student. The work of the adult elementary teacher becomes a list of what he "should be," "should have," "should know";... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 58 Number 6, 1957, p. 347-347 ID Number: 4556, Date Accessed: 10/30/2020 6:34:31 AM

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