Education Volume 15

Education Volume 15

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...must be investigated. Colleges have not been founded for the same reason everywhere. When founded they have not followed identical lines of development, nor even the lines laid down for them by their founders. They have sprung from many motives. They have had purposes ecclesiastical, political, purely intellectual, broadly philanthropical, or have combined two or more of these purposes in a single foundation. Thus the development of many of our colleges has been conditioned by the purposes for which they were founded. Less consciously, but not less really, they have been influenced by the views of those who founded them, and the time when and the place where they were established. The same ultimate object has taken a different practical shape in the hands of different men. One age does not use the same means as another, and one locality cannot adapt itself to the usages of another. The New England and the Southern mind have different roads to the same goal. The Eastern and the Western States have different ideals and standards of home training. The educational facilities of city and country are varied alike in form and efficiency. The result is that Yale and the University of Virginia, Princeton and Oberlin, Columbia and Lafayette, are the creatures of different conditions and cannot be judged by a single standard, and neither can be, nor ought to be, reduced to a uniform system. Individuality is as desirable in the college as in the man. To represent.something, and represent it truly, is as important in institutions as in men. To form a great college trust, agree on identical entrance requirements, courses and conditions of graduation, would rob our colleges of their vitality, and destroy the usefulness of the great majority....
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  • Paperback | 258 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 467g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123691113X
  • 9781236911131