TITLE

Childhood School Influences

AUTHOR(S)
Parry, Douglas F.
PUB. DATE
November 1948
SOURCE
Education Digest;Nov1948, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a reprint of the article "Childhood school influences," by Douglas F. Parry, which appeared in the June 1948 issue of "Understanding the Child". This is a series of excerpts from autobiographies of college juniors who were outstanding both academically and socially throughout their school careers. Some of the influences noted were remembered with pleasure, some with feelings not very favorable. The vividness of the memories indicates that the thinking, feelings and behavior of children are shaped by practices and personalities encountered in school. A student recalled the day a penmanship teacher took an hour to read the class the results of an IQ test. In fifth and sixth grade, a student recalled an elderly teacher who was strict. The teacher slapped a boy in front of the class until he had a nose bleed. Another memory is that of a third-grade teacher who always smiles and a fifth-grade teacher who was continually putting someone in the hall for talking.
ACCESSION #
19116115

 

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