Originally published in 1972, the emphasis of this book is on psychological and cultural understanding of education, in terms of persons and relationships, rather than processes. The book: * Deals with issues of continuing relevance for educational thought and practice, such as the education and training of teachers and diminishing the gap between schooling and education. * Considers the nature and function of educational research, the conflict between arts and sciences in education and the concept of guidance. * Examines teaching in its interpersonal context, and at the revolt of youth and the sexual revolution. * Assesses the influence of Freud, Winifred Mercier, William Boyd and Herbert Read.