WHAT WE WANT OF OUR SCHOOLS by Irving Adler

WHAT WE WANT OF OUR SCHOOLS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Education, the national whipping boy, takes it on the chin again, as Critic Adler finds fault with many facets of the contemporary educational scene; in particular the emphasis on intelligence testing, (he maintains that educators use low I.Q score to justify inadequate teaching.) Also under attack are current methods in the teaching of reading and the implied rejection of organized and sequential methods of teaching subject matter in favor of incidental learning a-la-Dewey's project method. Forty more lashes for educators -- this one will doubtless be the topic at P.T.A. meetings next fall.

Pub Date: Oct. 10th, 1957
Publisher: John Day