Education Volume 37

Education Volume 37

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...We demand professionally trained teachers, men and women of irreproachable character and welltested abilities..We demand from our legislature laws raising the standard of the profession and exalting the office of the teacher. As the doctor of medicine or the practitioner at law is. only admitted within the pale of his calling upon the production of his parchment or certificates, so the applicant for the position of instructor in our primary and other schools should be required by law to first produce his diploma, his authority to teach, from the normal schools. "We call no uneducated quack or charlatan to perform surgery upon the bodies of our children lest they may be deformed, crippled, and maimed physically all their lives. Let us take equal care that we intrust the development of the mental faculties to skilled instructors of magnanimous character that the mentalities of our children may not be mutilated, deformed, and crippled to halt and limp through all the centuries of their never-ending lives. The deformed body will die, and be forever put out of sight under the ground, but a mind made monstrous by bad teaching does not, but stalks forever among the ages, an immortal mockery of the divine image." The third annual convention of the Vocational Education Association of the Middle West will be held at the Auditorium Hotel, Chicago, on January 18th, 19th and 20th, 1917. The preliminary programe gives promise of a meeting of unusual interest and profit. Previous conventions have proved that this organization aims to provide speakers with expert knowledge of the subject on which they talk. Purveyors of platitudes rarely appear on its program. Some of the topics are: Vocational Legislation as exemplified in the National Child...show more

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  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123692990X
  • 9781236929907