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A Group-Discussion Syllabus of Sociology; Topics, Questions and References for an Introductory College Course (Paperback) Loot Price: R163
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A Group-Discussion Syllabus of Sociology; Topics, Questions and References for an Introductory College Course (Paperback)

Daniel Bell Leary

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: PREFACE This introductory course in sociology was first given to a group of some forty-five mature students in the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Buffalo. The personnel of the class included teachers from the city schools, workers from the County Probation Office, the Charity Organization Society of fhe city, as well as regular college students, all of whom, in spite of the diverse nature of their training and background, approached the study with much in common and with a singularly similar purpose. The common background was a first-hand acquaintance with the practical, concrete field of social work and its real problems,?the common purpose might be expressed as a desire to obtain both a unified conception of the fundamental principles of the study, as well as a methodology for approaching concrete problems, i. e., some system of aims, methods and purposes based on fundamental principles. No text-book was used; instead, references to diverse points of view, and conflicting evidence were assigned for each topic, and discussion in the class was directed to sifting from the views and evidence in question that which was common to them all, pertinent to the aims of the class, and in accord with the fundamental principles of the course as conceived by the instructor. This meant constant thinking, comparison and selection on the part of each student, with reference to definite aims, so that the progress of the class in its knowledge and control of the subject, was 'psychological,' not 'bookish.' Lectures and so-called recitations were constantly subordinated to the group discussion in which every student was a sharer. References on each topic have been indicated on the question sheets simply by the author's name, titles being given in the bibliography. Chapte...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Daniel Bell Leary
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 20
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-16186-2
Barcode: 9780217161862
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LSN: 0-217-16186-3

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