THE OTHER SIDE OF MAIN STREET A History Teacher from Sauk Centre by Henry Johnson

THE OTHER SIDE OF MAIN STREET A History Teacher from Sauk Centre

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is the story of an educator -- rather than a teacher -- who begs to disagree with Sinclair Lewis' picture of their mutual home town as presented in Main Street, Jack of all trades as a boy, from homestead farming to work in a drugstore, a bank, a newspaper, teaching, the hard way up the educational ladder to the University of Minnesota, Columbia and Europe, and finally settling down to a decision to concentrate on teaching of history. His story is mellow, leisurely, perceptive, as he tells, from his personal experience of instructors under whom he studied, of the changing educational front, from the cramming method to the acceptance of the more unorthodox methods of today. Not for wide general appeal, but should be of interest to the educational world as a lively, anything-but-tedious tale of pedagogy.

Pub Date: March 8th, 1943
Publisher: Columbia University