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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 2, February 1956 - File 034. 1956-02. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 27, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/909/show/873.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 2, February 1956
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. V, No. 2, February 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date February 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript A great many people bewail tlie current practice of training teachers in methods of teaching rather than equipping them with factual knowledge. The author of this article analyzes the subject with a view toward turning the tide. ~»5 The Trend in TeacW* By JEAN H. HENRY TEACHING is the result of learning; the natural result of one's apprehension of truth is the desire to impart that truth. Hence, the teacher is akin to the evangelist, to the poet, to the prophet. It is this desire to communicate a vision which produces the magical effect of inspiration — which enables the teacher to inspire morally the learner. Thus, teaching is a divine creative process, by this means and only so can teachers cause students to experience the epiphanies which we call education. The foundation of learning is fact. One who does not possess factual knowledge on a certain subject cannot be expected to transmit that factual knowledge. And, if one is to possess facts, he must employ that singular human faculty — the memory. If fact is the raw materia! of learning, the apprehension of truth is the refinement of it. Only by exposure to facts and ideas does learning occur. Reason scrutinizes and classifies; memory retains; insight, accoutered with learning, discerns truth. Thus, teaching consists of two functions, one mimetic, the other formative; one measurable, the other immeasurable and not immediately apparent. The first function of teaching is the transmission of information. This process is objective and does not in itself inspire students. "Dry" is the term most often applied to it. Its purpose is the presentation of information in a manner in which it may be easilv assimilated and retained. By this process, willing students may acquire facts; they may be brought to see relationships between those facts if presentation is logical, well ordered, and well expressed. The second function of teaching is the inspiration of students so that they may rise above the material considerations of existence and experience the transcendent truths of human life. Page 32 (*Ti "edU( Although these two aspects of teaching, the '"Lyr ™ts tive function and inspirational function, bear lift'e,k ..c vc blance to each other in regard to the way in w'1'c>j , - affect students, they have much in common in 1\T ' n respect. Both informative and inspirational K*l.. ? require that the teacher be a possessor and a fflg ',")r learning. If the teacher's primary concern is "0j 0P' knowledge, he will neither be able to transmit it, " J he be able to inspire in his students the desire tort is FORCES INFLUENCING EDUCATION :ati0n 0 During the past few decades a number of h"'c i «Ssar\- been exerting their influences upon the theory '"''^anv . tice of education. Although these forces arc ' urfOnside'. trace, it is possible to see the effects of at least Location them in our public education at the present time- .Aolom. is that of pragmatism, a philosophy the diffused jpursos which are reflected in the tendency of educators 'jjetween ocationalism. This *f ^t the n education for life,' '"Jtformat : by d "f>lc'se Pe tite curriculum in terms of recognizable in the phrase the primary practical business of life is seen to be~lE a living, is an outgrowth of the displacement c»%le.> free compulsory public education of education ^ fi^ gentleman by education for the common man. fellers The second force which has influenced publi' f tlieorc tion is psychology, which, in a watered-down 1" ^achers become the science of education. This "spoils on, a ,-, brand of psychology has provided educators, pare >On ()f students with an authoritative argument against prjtii.siti. rizing and mastering facts which they deem usi'lc Sarri cai the vocational standpoint. f? ahili The third force which has influenced mode'1'1 • tion is the increased emphasis upon character <( A<-'is Fi Fai is Forum News, l'ebni"^t
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