Those Who Understand: Knowledge Growth in Teaching

  title={Those Who Understand: Knowledge Growth in Teaching},
  author={Lee S. Shulman},
  journal={Educational Researcher},
  pages={14 - 4}
  • L. Shulman
  • Published 1 February 1986
  • Education
  • Educational Researcher
I don't know in what fit of pique George Bernard Shaw wrote that infamous aphorism, words that have plagued members of the teaching profession for nearly a century. They are found in "Maxims for Revolutionists," an appendix to his play Man and Superman. "He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches" is a calamitous insult to our profession, yet one readily repeated even by teachers. More worrisome, its philosophy often appears to underlie the policies concerning the occupation and activities of… 

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