Eductnl Myths I Hv Knwn

Baird W. Whitlock, Author Schocken Books Inc $12.45 (115p) ISBN 978-0-8052-3989-8
In an abecedarian format, an experienced educator (35 years in college teaching) examines some of the prevailing half-truths and errors in American education. The essays, short and insightful, range from reflections on the persistent lack of memory that keeps American educators reinventing the wheel, to challenges of the myths abounding about the ""good'' teacher, the significance of grades and the concept of motivation in learning. A fundamentalist in the sense of supporting what works, Whitlock, who teaches humanities in a Texas state college, cites examples from his varied experience. His is a voice of reason, tempered with humor, in a field that attracts an undue share of learned humbug. November
Reviewed on: 09/30/1987
Release date: 10/01/1987
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