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Saber-tooth curriculum : including other lectures in the history of paleolithic education ;; by J. Abner Peddiwell and several tequila daisies ; as told to Raymond Wayne ; with a foreword by Harold Benjamin

Peddiwell, J. Abner ; Benjamin, Harold Raymond Wayne

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ISBN 10: 0070491518 / ISBN 13: 9780070491519
Published by McGraw-Hill Book Co, New York ; London, 1939
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Small octavo in beige rustic cloth-backed illus boards ; [2], xiii, [1], 139, [5] p. (first 2 p. and last 5 p. blank) : ill. ; 20 cm. Uncommon. || College teachers -- Fiction. Education. Curriculum. Wit and Humor as Topic. Fantasy fiction. Tijuana (Baja California, Mexico) -- Fiction. Near Fine ; very crisp, tight and clean. Bookseller Inventory # 16732

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Title: Saber-tooth curriculum : including other ...

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Co, New York ; London

Publication Date: 1939

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Edition: First edition.

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In this little book a fictitious authority on stone-age education presents a series of lectures satirizing educators and education. Professor Peddiwell reports that the three fundamentals taught to youngsters in the paleolithic curriculum were (1) fish-grabbing-with-the-bare-hands, (2) horse-clubbing, and (3) saber-tooth-tiger-scaring-with-fire. When fish became too agile to catch with the bare hands and horses and tigers disappeared, schools nevertheless went on teaching the old fundamentals for their cultural value. The eventual revolt of the progressive educators against traditional curriculum is described in one of the most entertaining passages in this amusing satire.

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