Educational Foundations; A Text Book for the Professional Teacher Volume 32, Nos. 1-5

Educational Foundations; A Text Book for the Professional Teacher Volume 32, Nos. 1-5

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... D. Stryker precipitated the discussion when he asked rather dryly whether "good manners could be graded?" To him, he said, the suggestion of a.syllabus had the elements of ridiculousness in it. "This was resented by another member, who sought to remind Mr. Stryker that good citizenship and manners were closely related, and that the teaching of one was no more ridiculous than the teaching of another. "Mr. Stryker objected to this. "I refer the last speaker to the works of Machiavelli if he thinks good manners and good citizenship are related. In Machiavelli we have the perfect example of a thoro gentleman, as far as manners go. Could we say that of him as a citizen? The way to teach manners is by example. And if there is to be a syllabus, I suggest that it be for some of the teachers rather than for graded instruction among them. "Frederick M. Schneider, a Manhattan principal, jumped to Mr. Stryker's support, an act of which he was in sore need at this juncture, as one woman, deeply resenting the implication that teachers needed manners, took the remark personally, and let the meeting know it. "Horace Mann Snyder, principal of Manual Training High School, stated modestly that as the father of three children he felt he could state with truth that his children, and all children for that matter, found fairly good example in their teachers, and homes, in the matter of coming to school with clean teeth, ears and shoes, but that not until formal examination of such matters was instituted in the schools had example produced any effect. "Since examination of hands and teeth have begun the change has been phenomenal," stated Dr. Snyder, "The example of our teachers in such cases has surely been...show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236885473
  • 9781236885470