The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 57, July 1953 - April, 1954 Page: 257
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Appendini, Paula G6mez Alonzo, Jesus Romero Flores, Ri-
cardo Rivera, Rafael Garcia Granados, Eusebio Divalos
Hurtado, Concepci6n Muedra, Jose Miranda, and Josefina
Lomeli Quirarte de Correa. M6xico, D. F. (Instituto Pan-
americano de Geograffa e Historia, Comisi6n de Historia),
1948. Pp. xiv+337. $20.00 (Moneda Mex.).
These two books resulted from a resolution adopted in 1947
by the Panamerican Institute of Geography and History which
called for a study to be made in each member nation of the
methods and provisions for teaching history.
The work in Spanish is written by ten Mexicans, each eminent-
ly qualified to portray his aspect of the study. Each contributor
discusses one phase of the subject as it applies to his selected level
of teaching. The tenth chapter discusses the influence of the
Congress of History on the teaching of history.
The emphasis of the book is on giving an objective account
of where, when, and how the teaching of history fits into the
total picture of a formal education in Mexico. Although criticisms
and suggestions are given and each author presents his chapter
differently, this essentially factual book includes general programs
of study, courses offered and by whom, legal requirements, and
teaching materials used.
In The Teaching of History in the United States William Cart-
wright discusses the teaching of history in public schools, and
Arthur Bining discusses the subject as it applies to colleges and
Dr. Cartwright writes of his part of the study:
This report may be divided into two parts. The first three chapters
describe the organization and contents of history offerings in the
elementary school, the junior high school, and the senior high school.
The remaining chapters treat of the materials and methods used in
Dr. Bining says:
In this discussion of the teaching of history, a brief presentation
will be made of the educational philosophies and ideas that form the
background of the educational activities of the present. This pres-
entation will be followed by an account of the aims and objectives
of college teaching and of history; the changes that are taking place
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