Annual Report and Report of a Conference Volume 1

Annual Report and Report of a Conference Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...surely a most extravagant allowance for this subject. What happened was that the " father had certain vague and halfformed ideas of the probable usefulness to the boy of certain kinds of knowledge and certain mental aptitudes; that the boy had very definite notions of the classes he liked best, and which required least preparation; and between these two views the true end and purpose of the boy's education fell to the ground. It would probably be best to draw up several schemes of a curriculum, from which different schools might choose according to the ages and the probable future of their pupils. What was quite as pressing as the need of a curriculum was the power of promoting a boy or girl from class to class, or from form to form, instead of compelling them to spend the whole year on a part of a subject which they could with ease and more profit master in six months. keep them at home from twelve to seventeen or eighteen only resulted in making them " loutish" and selfish, ignorant of the worth and beauty of home relations, because they had never known any other. Absence was the great opener of the eyes to the sanctity of home. Sir Edwaed Colebrooke expressed his satisfaction that this Association should be the medium through which the eloquent appeal which they had just heard should be addressed to the public. Though in name it was an invitation to us to make it part of the work we had taken in hand, he regarded it rather as an appeal to all Scotland as showing how much may be effected by individual efforts. The example of Dr. Arnold, to whom Principal Shairp had justly attributed a rise in the moral and intellectual tone of the public schools in England, tended to show that the highest and most effective form of religious culture grew out of...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236673115
  • 9781236673114