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September 2, 1950

Guiding Learning Experience: Principles of Progressive Education Applied to Nursing Education

JAMA. 1950;144(1):76. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920010078033

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The author of this excellent textbook has had long and wide experience as a public school teacher, graduate nurse and nurse educator. She is known to the vast majority of the nursing profession for her writings and teaching. She might well be called a teacher of teachers. This book is one of a series of textbooks known as the "Macmillan Nursing Education Monographs." This volume deals with teaching problems of classroom and clinical nurse instructors, both in undergraduate and graduate nursing schools. The book is written in four units. Unit I consists of two chapters and deals with the frame of reference of nursing education and covers the educational philosophy which determines educational methods and the various philosophies of progressive education in a profession. Unit II consists of five chapters and deals with the role of principles in progressive education. In this unit, the author's expert knowledge of the underlying

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