Promoting Personal Development through Teaching

  title={Promoting Personal Development through Teaching},
  author={Philip Henry Phenix},
  journal={Teachers College Record: The Voice of Scholarship in Education},
  pages={301 - 316}
  • P. Phenix
  • Published 1 December 1982
  • Education
  • Teachers College Record: The Voice of Scholarship in Education
In this article I will address the question of how teaching in schools can best promote the development of persons. It has become apparent to me in reflecting on it that logically, psychologically, and temporally what happens in schools is posterior to and dependent on what occurs in homes and churches. I will try to show that schooling as it is normally conceived is a deeply ambiguous enterprise from the standpoint of personal development and that a resolute recognition of this ambiguity may… 
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