The Doctrine of Interest and Effort

Mary Cornelius Sheehan, Fordham University


A cursory view of interest and effort as they appeared in practice in education from remotest times to the present will be followed by a brief history of their conflict in theory in more recent pedagogy. The two doctrines will be next outlined as they have been developed in current controversy. Then will follow the discussion of their respective merits and limitations and their relative worth as criteria for influencing and determining educational procedure.

Subject Area

Pedagogy|Educational psychology|Education

Recommended Citation

Sheehan, Mary Cornelius, "The Doctrine of Interest and Effort" (1926). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI29281756.