Education: To Raise Man's Potential

The wildfire interest of U.S. educators in a Harvard psychologist named Jerome Bruner began last year when he published a slim book titled The Process of Education (TIME, Sept. 26, 1960). Its bold and challenging hypothesis: "Any subject can be taught effectively in some intellectually honest way to any child at any stage of development."

Bruner's book was a product of his consuming interest, which is "the great question of how you know anything"-in a word, cognition. Now Bruner is co-directing Harvard's new Center for Cognitive Studies, which he and Psychologist George Miller opened a year ago in the house once occupied...

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