BRONSON ALCOTT, TEACHER by Dorothy McCuskey

BRONSON ALCOTT, TEACHER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A sober, minutely documented study of Bronson Alcott, as a teacher, the first educational philosopher, misunderstood by his own generation. A quiet, unaccented record of the doctrines of Alcott, and how he tried to put them into practice, to make the child aware of the spiritual world, to stress the necessity for original thought, rather than absorption of facts, the natural and spontaneous development of the child. This first step towards progressive education was wasted on a Boston that preferred the old ""lickin"" and larnin"""" methods. A less scholarly study -- and less original, than Pedlar's Progress, but somewhat easier reading for the average reader.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1940
Publisher: Macmillan