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Fancher, Robert T.

Overview
Works: 6 works in 24 publications in 1 language and 1,946 library holdings
Genres: History  Abstracts  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Other
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Most widely held works by Robert T Fancher
Against mediocrity : the humanities in America's high schools by Chester E Finn( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The place and function of the humanities in the secondary school curriculum education are discussed, and reforms to raise the quality of humanities instruction are suggested in this collection of essays. Literature, history, and languages must be taught in secondary schools in order to provide students with a quality education. The essays are grouped under the topics of the need for humanities, teaching the disciplines, case studies, teacher education, and professionalism and quality teaching. Titles and authors of essays are: "The Uses of Humanistic Schooling" (Harry S. Broudy); "Language, Reasoning, and the Humanities" (Leon Botstein); "English Teaching and Humane Culture" (Robert T. Fancher); "Foreign Languages and Humane Learning" (Carlos R. Hortas); "Improving High School History Teaching" (Clair W. Keller); "Teaching the Humanities: The Ideal within the Real" (Scott Colley); "The Diminished Past: Conditions and Ideals in the Scoial Studies" (Gilbert T. Sewall); "On a Background for Teachers" (Peter R. Pouncey); "The Intellectual Lives of Teachers" (Edwin J. Delattre); "Teacher Education and the Predicaments of Reform" (Gary Sykes); "Teachers and Professionalism" (Jon Moline); "The State's Responsibility for Teacher Quality" (John T. Casteen); "Epilogue: a School Administrator's View" (Peter R. Greer); "Conclusions and Recommendations: High Expectations and Disciplined Effort" (Chester E. Finn, Jr., And Diane Ravitch). A bibliography of materials for further reading is included. (Rm)
Cultures of healing : correcting the image of American mental health care by Robert T Fancher( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the aims of mental health care are legitimate, many of its claims to scientific truth are not, asserts Robert T. Fancher, Ph. D., in his provocative new book. A practicing psychotherapist, Fancher argues that the mental health professions are composed of competing "cultures," each built around ideology and subjective belief. The authority we ascribe to them is misplaced precisely because it rests on false claims to scientific validity. Fancher contends that the teachings of the mental health professions are not facts about nature, but rather social and moral recommendations. Thus, we need to evaluate them in the style of social and cultural critics, keeping in mind how substantially "cultures of healing" differ from our ordinary concept of mental health care. Cultures of Healing provides a general history of mental health care in America, then evaluates four major schools of therapy - psychoanalysis, behaviorism, cognitive therapy, and biological psychiatry - discussing the historical significance, general principles and methods of treatment, values, and scientific status of each. Concluding with an assessment of how best to view mental health care and use it wisely and effectively, Fancher offers a new way of understanding the place of mental health care in our society
Health & suffering in America : the context and content of mental health care by Robert T Fancher( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Health and Suffering in America analyzes how we came to see various forms of suffering as "mental illness," and argues that social and historical dynamics, not scientific discovery, gave us this notion. Robert Fancher argues that the beliefs of mental health professionals have less to do with science than with the professions' own values and ideologies. The image we have of mental health care hides vast realms of unexamined assumptions. In effect, the author maintains that "mental health" consists of mental health professionals' ideas about how people ought to live and act, not discoveries about human nature. The body of the book consists of detailed analyses and critiques of four infl uential American cultures of therapy: psychoanalysis, behaviorism, cognitive therapy, and biological therapy. Fancher emphasizes how heavily their concepts and methods are determined by their cultures rather than by empirical data. Furthermore, our notions of mental health are not scientifi c discoveries, but moral ideals. Yet mental health workers often fail to understand this. As a result, they misunderstand their own authority and, worse, fail to subject their moral ideals to appropriate moral and cultural criticism. The new introduction by the author explores how the rise of managed health care coalesces with insistence on parity for mental health problems, supported by continuing claims that mental health care is science-based."--Provided by publisher
Pleasures of small motions : mastering the mental game of pocket billiards by Robert T Fancher( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boy guerrilla : the World War II Metro Manila serenader by Rudy De Lara( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Value in Whitehead's world by Robert T Fancher( )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Cultures of healing : correcting the image of American mental health care
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Health & suffering in America : the context and content of mental health carePleasures of small motions : mastering the mental game of pocket billiards
Alternative Names
Fancher, Bob

Languages
English (24)