THE SCHOOL IN AMERICAN CULTURE by Margaret Mead

THE SCHOOL IN AMERICAN CULTURE

The Inglis Lecture, 1950, Harvard University
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A lecture, in book form, by the well known anthropologist which tries to reconcile our teaching with the rapidly changing society in which we live. Once again, Margaret Mead returns to Samoa and the desirable primitive culture for the example of the child-nurse and the grandmother which permits the young child a freedom of movement, an identification with the world around him, now carried on today through Montessori, Anna Freud down through the progressive movement. And for the teacher, there is the ideal of close participation in the life of the child and his interests so that these will be closely aligned with the teaching process... Theory, sometimes tangentially pursued, which has an asset in her name. But the practical value is limited.
Pub Date: April 3rd, 1951
ISBN: 0674792602
Publisher: Harvard Univ.
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 1951




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