Addresses and Proceedings of the Annual Meeting Volume 21

Addresses and Proceedings of the Annual Meeting Volume 21

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... as well as physica decrepitude. " THE Anv1s or EDUCATION. But to return. I claim for the three forms of expression, which I have taken pains to distinguish, more nearly equal care and consideration in the education of every child. Teach language and literature and mathematics with a view to make each child a master of the art of verbal expression. Teach mechanical and free drawing with natural tints and with the conventions of shade and color, and aim at a mastery of the art of pictorial expression. And lastly, teach the cunning fingers the wonderful power and use of tools, and aim at nothing less than a mastery of the fundamental mechanical processes. To do all these things while the mind is gaining strength and clearness and materials for thought is the " Function of a Manual Training School." PREJUDICES TO BE OVERCOME. The traditions are heavily against us; but the traditions of the fathers must yield to the new dispensation. As was to have been expected, the strongest prejudices against this reform exist in old educational centres. As President Walker, of the New York Board of Education, frankly admitted at the laying of the corner-stone of Prof. Felix Adler's splendid institution, "The Workingman's School and Free Kindergarten,"--the methods and aims proposed by the advocates of manual training schools are a criticism upon the methods and aims of the established system, and nothing is more natural than for it to resent criticism and discourage reform. No man has done more--nay, no man has done as much--to introduce the manual feature into American education as Prof. ohn " It is possible to teach only by four methods: Ist, oral explanation given by the teacher; zd, written more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 277g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236792130
  • 9781236792136