Monday, June 16, 2008

Teacher as midwife

S. M. Hutchens considers the ways and purposes of teaching, and compares traditional methods with 'progressive alternatives'.

He uses his daughter's training as an instrumental music teacher as the launching pad, and notes that as a music teacher she has some advantages over some of her academic colleagues (not least that "she will be working in a context where any advance on what is written is known by everyone present to be a mistake, and not only a mistake, but a mistake that makes everyone look bad").

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