The Child and the Book, a Manual of Method for Sunday School Teachers, by R. Dunning and J. Hassall

The Child and the Book, a Manual of Method for Sunday School Teachers, by R. Dunning and J. Hassall

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: who pursued this plan, and he confessed that he had driven a reward to a naughty boy, who had nevertheless managed to gain the highest number of marks for the repetition of the Collect. It might have been a very easy matter for this boy to have repeated the collect, seeing that he had probably learned it before. If so, then he was rewarded for that which cost him no labour; while another child, who may have made great exertions, and yet, not succeeding in his efforts, received no acknowledgment. Object.--In the second place let us ask, What is the object or design of bestowing rewards at all in the Sunday school? We presume it to be--(1) To secure large and regular attendance. (2) To influence the child for good, and so to assist in forming character; and (3) To facilitate the government of the school. Now we admit that large and regular attendance in the Sabbath school is a good thing, a worthy object to seek. Better for the children to be at school than to run wild in the streets or lanes; and if neither the minister nor the teacher can win the affections of the children and so secure their attendance, then it may be both lawful and wise to do this by the promise of a certain kind of payment. But we would remind the teacher that, in so doing, he is unconsciously cultivating a low motive in the child, whilst it may be with the object of obtaining a higher good. Again, if the children will not behave in school or at worship from a sense of duty, or from a desire to please the teacher, or if the superintendent cannot govern the school by the exercise of his own authority; then we say, better to give a reward than have irreverent conduct at worship or confusion in the school. But let not such teachers suppose that they are...
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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236964748
  • 9781236964748