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The path of the educational process more closely resembles the flight of a butterfly than the flight of a bullet (Jackson, 1968). In the specific context of classroom teaching, this has been due in part to the differing conceptions of definitions of "good" teaching. In the earlier part of this century it was generally felt that teaching was an art, the belief being that "a little learning and a way with children sufficed for the teacher" (Bennett, 1917). Later this conception was strongly contested by proponents of the view that teaching was a science, the belief being that a development of a body of scientific knowledge relating to children's learning and to effective teacher behavior was the answer (Bennett, 1981).

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

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Greg P. Stefanich


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