FOR US THE LIVING by John J. Mahoney

FOR US THE LIVING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Director of Boston University's Extension Course for Teachers shares the findings of his course on Education in Citizenship with a public that should include all (teachers and parents) interested in the place of civic education in High Schools and the grades. There is provocative and challenging material here -- not only a certain amount of factual background as to what is and isn't done, but constructive definition, analysis, and direction for what should be and might be done. The trends today include religious education on public school time, intergroup good will, teaching of controversial subjects, experiencing democracy in schools, and he discusses the pros and ns of each of these aspects. The central purpose of schools he says should be education for living together- training for leadership- To this end teacher education must pr student education. Excellent suggestions for reading.

Publisher: Harper