THE MISEDUCATION OF AMERICAN TEACHERS by James D. Koerner
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THE MISEDUCATION OF AMERICAN TEACHERS

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For a public alerted to the existing need for reform within our educational system, here is a new look at where we need to begin such reform. Rather than solving our problems by erecting better buildings, securing more modern equipment, or by raising teachers' salaries, Mr. Koerner rightly feels that the weakness of our present system lies in the character and quality of our teacher preparation. Without mincing words, he tears into our system of educating teachers -- no one in Education goes unscathed. He shatters our weak and ineffectual Education courses, the curricula, the professors of Education, the system by which teachers are selected, and the qualifications for certification in the various states. This is a masterful probe of the sores of American education today, diminished only by the remedial recommendations for overcoming these weaknesses which seem in part weak and unrealistic. It is to be hoped that it will do something other than make American educators writhe and wrangle and lead to positive action.

Pub Date: April 29th, 1963
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin