Addresses and Proceedings of the Annual Meeting Volume 17

Addresses and Proceedings of the Annual Meeting Volume 17

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...As it is one of the great instrumentalities of the state, although not the only one, the question arises, in how far can education aid in the solution of the social problem? Investigation and experience must furnish the answer to this question in future, but the possibility of such an aid on the part of education can be demonstrated. For it cannot be doubted that among the causes of riot and bloodshed, ignorance is prominent. It is a significant fact that in scenes of violence and destruction the ignorant and illiterate furnish the principal actors. Let education do away with illiteracy and ignorance and such scenes will become less and less possible. Only ignorance can imagine a remedy against poverty in the destruction of wealth. Education, besides enhancing the productive power of the individual, and thus assisting him in gaining the means of living, gives him greater adaptability to different avenues of life. When over-production has closed the doors of one pursuit, intelligence will open another. It needed not the voice of violence to remind education of these problems, for it has been attempting for several years to help its pupils in the labor-struggle of life by embodying in school-systems studies of industrial importance and by founding agricultural and technological schools. Industrial drawing which is useful in every pursuit of life forms part of the course of study in most of the city schools of the country. The necessity for the training of the hand besides that of the mind and heart has found ample recognition. The Kindergarten in the way in which its idea has been receivedand carried out is another indication of this tendency. Aside from the general human culture which this institution gives by means of its objects, toys, more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236939883
  • 9781236939883