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Interpretation in Teaching Creative Teaching: Industrial Arts and Vocational Education

Nature volume 143, pages 538539 (01 April 1939) | Download Citation



(1) THE problem with which Dr. Richards deals is one that receives attention in the recent Spens report on secondary schools. The pedantry and formalism of the traditional teaching of grammar and of rhetoric (and to some extent of logic) have done much to kill these subjects as elements in the general curriculum and thus to create a gap which urgentlyneeds filling. Whether or not the exercises of parsing and analysing sentences should be carried out in schools, it is clearly necessary that the art of comprehending and discussing meanings should be acquired in thecourse of education.

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