Teaching is a curious kind of work. It takes, we all know, no more than two people to constitute the teaching situation, and the setting may be as simple as a log with one of the two people at each end; but it is usually practiced in large institutional settings. Teaching as a subject of thought may be engaged on many levels, from the philosophical ideas of John Dewey to the ideas of the young women of definite but modest intellectual and social aspirations who have traditionally been the teachers of the United States. The teacher in her classroom is at the bottom of a large bureaucracy, and every citizen has something to say about schools; but most of the time, the teacher works without any direct supervision.
KeywordsAlternative School Model School Teacher Control School Committee Educational Idea
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