Discussing the controversy over the use of the book "Working" by author Studs Terkel in a senior vocational class. Interviews with Kay Nichols, teacher, and two high school classes, as well as Bob Burns and Jim Richardson. The students talk of how the "bad" language in the book is heard from their peers on a daily basis and they don't find it offensive. [recorded in Girard, Pennsylvania]
A round-table debate about the Montessori educational theory. Four early childhood development professionals speak of the pros and the cons of the program. Speakers include: Fay Bauling advisor at Wilson Jr. College, Dr. Urban Fleege of DePaul University, Dr. Ner Littner from the Institute of Psychoanalysis, and Hannah MacLaren, head teacher from Ancona School.
Dorothy Hajek and Sylvia McDonnel discuss Studs Terkel's life. Includes Studs talking about his life, early career, and opinions on American society. Cuts off at 31:38 to 31:50. (Note: this is a duplicate of program 1915010-6-1.)
Terkel comments and delivers Francis Parker high school commencement address
Interviewing at the Saint Mary's Center for Learning, an alternative school on the West Side of Chicago, with students Theresa Gonzales, Joan Perry, Cheryl Petrats and teachers Janice Eritch, Rozelle Nesbit, Sister Elaine Shuster and a parent, Mrs. Lori Waslewski.
Shirley Bryant, Nancy Fisher, and Nicole Mills discuss how a new sex education based in the importance of feelings and the use of contraception.
Child psychiatrist and educator Rudolf Dreikurs discusses his book "Social Equality and the Challenge of Today," Part 2 of 2.
Child psychiatrist and educator Rudolf Dreikurs discusses his book "Social Equality and the Challenge of Today," Part 1 of 2. The discussion focuses on child psychiatry and human misbehavior.
Former public school teacher Patrick Zimmerman discusses his alternative teaching methods for childhood education in low-income and underrepresented communities in Chicago.
Former public school teacher Patrick Zimmerman discusses education and the free school movement for low-income and underrepresented communities in Chicago. Zimmerman discusses his time spent as a public school teacher and how this inspired his transition to teaching using alternative schooling methods in childhood education.
In schools, reading, writing and speech are all on the decline because there are too many visual images from the TV, according to Neil Postman’s book, “Teaching as a Conserving Activity”. Postman criticized “Sesame Street” for its instantaneity. There are no short cuts in teaching, said Postman. He believed the worst thing a teacher could do was to make teaching entertaining for their students.
Kohl Education Award winner Nadia Barova discusses childhood education and the similarities and differences between education in America and the Soviet Union.
Part 2 of a series sponsored by the national conference of Christians and Jews. Includes "Rearing the Child of Good Will" and "The Child and the Changing World." Mrs. Bailey Bishop and Ms. Neisser discuss the importance of an open mind and a accepting environment in education and at home, and how this helps the children to accept change as it happens.
Part 1 of a series sponsored by the national conference of Christians and Jews Titles discussed include "Rearing the Child of Good Will" and "The Child and the Changing World." Includes interviews of Mrs. Bailey Bishop and Edith Neisser. They discuss the importance of an open mind and accepting environment in education and at home, and how this helps the children to accept change as it happens. Excerpt of "Jimmy" discussing his feelings about school (unsure of record number the quote comes from).