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Craftsmanship in teaching Paperback – August 31, 2012
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First, do not get the wrong impression. Bagley was not a critic of all things progressive, and was certainly not a reactionary. He simply advocated that progressivism not be pushed to excess. We don't want to be Draconian OR say no to discipline; rather, we want to use discipline sparingly but effectively. We don't want to relentlessly drill rote facts into students OR say no to drilling fact, but rather, achieve a good balance between factual learning and activity.
The first several essays display Bagley's admiration for the teaching profession. (He was, himself, a teacher and principal.) "Craftmanship in Teaching" and "Optimism in Teaching" offer exaltation of teaching and a plea for teachers never to stop believing in the potential of students. The next few essays, such as "The Test of Efficiency in Supervision," are reminders that, just as in any profession, the scientific process of trial and error must and should be employed to find out what works in the classroom and what doesn't.Read more ›