The Bookman Volume 4

The Bookman Volume 4

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...letters should be-fa of an inch high and printed in a line not more than four inches long. We don't know exactly how he has discovered all these things, but that does not matter; for he is evidently a very profound person. We have done some figuring ourselves on the basis of his researches, and we find that, following out his method and adopting his kind of reading-book, a child of five years, in an average daily lesson, would each day save-jWir 0I a minute out of its valuable time. Think of that! This investigation is beautifully illustrative of what is going on to-day in the sphere of education. We are living in an age in which the Educator has been gradually supplanted by the Educationist. The Educator was a person who felt that every child has its own individual temperament and mental idiosyncrasies which differentiate it to some extent from every other child, so that the method of presenting a subject should be largely influenced by the teacher's knowledge of the individual to be taught. He felt that a good teacher should be quick to note the effects upon each child's mind of a particular manner of presentation, and that the practical results obtained should be the final test of every method, inasmuch as the education of the child and not the exaltation of the teacher was the end to be secured. Hence quick sympathy, keen perception, ready adaptability, and ingenuity in fixing the attention and interesting the thought of the child were regarded as the prime qualifications of a successful Educator. The Educationist has changed all that. So far as our own limited intelli gence has been able to grasp the subtle distinctions of modern paedagogic doctrine, an Educationist is an individual who is not himself much of a hand at teaching, but who more

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  • Paperback | 396 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 703g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236623681
  • 9781236623683