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1920 Excerpt: ...of every well-matured proposal, there should be
abundant opportunity, and normal schools that are adequately
supported should be encouraged to assume an important leadership in
that type of educational progress which is represented by
curriculum reform. But this phase of their work should not be
confused with their primary duty of training inexperienced
practitioners. A normal school may well have its experimental
school with its staff of trained experimenters; but the practice
school should not be an experimental school, in part because the
decision regarding the value or worthlessness of this or that
innovation should not depend upon what student-teachers can do with
it, and in part because the student-teacher can be made most
efficient for his proximate duties when he deals with the same kind
of materials that he is likely to deal with in his actual teaching
service. The practice school, in short, in so far as its curriculum
is concerned, should represent the best approved conditions. This
does not mean that it should limit itself to the standards of the
median or average public school of its district; it means rather
that it should not reflect a type of educational material that the
graduates in all probability will never be called upon to teach,
and readjustments from which in their first teaching will
inevitably cause confusion and inefficiency. This, of course,
should not preclude an open-minded attitude upon the part of
student-teachers toward new departures; certainly it should not
exclude the trial by them of various methods of teaching;
"experimentation" of the latter sort should be encouraged. There
is, of course, a vast difference between testing various methods of
presenting subject-matter and attempting to test widely varying
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