Bulletin of Iowa Institutions Volume 3

Bulletin of Iowa Institutions Volume 3

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... have been very much interested in the discussion and I heartily concur with most that has been said. While it is true, that the end to be attained in the education of the delinquent child is one and the same with that of the normal public school child, yet I can conceive of a vast difference in methods, which I think has been nicely brought out by Superintendent Powell and others. The daily grind of an institution school is so vastly different from the school work of a superintendent, or of a teacher, that they can hardly be compared.' The public school superintendent, to intelligently understand institution methods, would have to make that institution something of a study before he could intelligently suggest methods. In the school of which I have charge, we undertake to fit the boys for the high school. A number of boys who have graduated from the Industrial School at Eldora, have entered the high schools of our state. Our schools are thoroughly graded, and, as I believe, thoroughly taught. I think it was Superintendent Rothert who suggested that the practical training in the public schools was helpful. While that is true in asense, yet I have seen some of the greatest failures made in the industrial school by teachers who have had some considerable experience in public school work. The manner of handling a class and teaching, as is the custom in our public schools, is not half the battle in the institution. In the institution where there are the defective children, the educational process is necessarily compulsory. As has been suggested, many are gathered from the streets and slums of the cities. They do not want to go to school; they have not been going to school; they have to be taken and brought up to a desire for an education...
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  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236903285
  • 9781236903280