Jesse Stuart On Education
Editor, J.R. LeMaster (English and American studies, Baylor Univ.), has culled from six of Stuart's autobiographical works segments that express the down-to-earth educational philosophy of the Appalachian novelist, poet, teacher, and school administrator. The selections from works dating from 1938 to 1970 are arranged in a loose chronology of Stuart's life. Each is accompanied by the editor's commentary and evaluation of the work as a whole. LeMaster has done an admirable job of selecting and editing the readings. Not only will this collection save time for education students, for whom Stuart is required reading, it will also help acquaint the contemporary reader with this remarkable man.