The Ethical Record Volume 2, No. 2

The Ethical Record Volume 2, No. 2

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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: ...however, owing to the alarm we are feeling about our industrial position. We were never so busy, never so rich, as we are now. But other nations are progressing too; and all forgetful that the world demand has enormously increased, we cannot yet understand how we and everybody else can prosper together. We therefore cry out, and one of the first things we cry out against, is our "impractical" education. Imperfect reports of the German technical schools are published, and, especially in business centres, it is being calmly assumed that education should be a preparation for conducting commerce. Great Britain has indeed been contributing very little to the theory and prac tice of education for some time, and the result is that the education idea is being lost sight of and the work of teaching, especially in the secondary stage, is being narrowed down into grooves. The University Extension movement suffers very largely owing to the average type of man who is turned out from our two great universities. The Oxford and Cambridge man is strong on many things, but is not strong in his common humanity, and so far as I have come in touch with the movement (it is of no consequence in London) it has settled into a rather academic lecturing agency with little influence on the "general soul." One of the most promising educational agencies is the cooperative movement. The central education committees of this movement are now spending about 60,000 per annum, or twice as much as the sum granted by the Treasury when our national system of education was begun in 1839. The money is by no means spent as well as it might be, and those who take the liberal view that the-cooperative movement is an agency in social reconstruction, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236963229
  • 9781236963222