Addresses and Proceedings Volume 7-11

Addresses and Proceedings Volume 7-11

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...but with two or three colleges--and that consequently find themselves distracted by the multiplicity of requirements in this subject. The framers of the Report had regard to the situation, the vcry uncomfortable situation, in which such schools are placed, a situation which renders the best and most efficient work impracticable. If but a single requirement in English could be adopted by the whole country, what an advance it would be! The Middle and Western States feel this especially. 'They of course do their work, but they.would do it much better if the various opinions on the subject could be harmonized. It is of great importance to these schools, then, and in a sense to the country at large, that we should take favorable action upon the Report. But it is of scarcely less importance to ourselves in New England. At present we have two different requirements. I think I may say for Yale that we should be inclined to adopt a plan that would cancel the difference between our English requirement and that of the other New England colleges. We have no wish to be singular for the sake of singularity. The reason why we at Yale thought it desirable to require a somewhat different kind of English teaching in the preparatory schools from which our candidates are drawn, is that the mode of teaching suggested by this Report, especially under the second head, did not seem to us to be quite sufificiently regarded in the examinations already in use. Lest it should be thought that we were peculiar in this respect, absolutely peculiar, I may mention that the twofold plan advocated in this Report has been in successful operation in California for about ten years, and has been found to work well there. I speak of the twofold plan, for it will be...
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  • Paperback | 158 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 9781236832320