The Ethical Record Volume 3, No. 3

The Ethical Record Volume 3, No. 3

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...solution of the former; why not to the latter? The only real preparation for any stage of development is to live the preceding stages rationally. The method of giving moral instruction should be controlled fundamentally by the fact that the chief difference between children of five and children of twenty is in the amount of experience at command to base conclusions upon, and not in the use that they make of what experience they have. Young children reason as keenly and logically about things within their experience as older children do, and they draw unwarranted inferences in exactly the same way. Hence, because the range of their expe rience is limited, they need what may be called vicarious experience to supplement it. The preceding issue of the ETHICAL RECORD outlined the course of elementary instruction in the Ethical Culture Schools. Those who are familiar with Prof. Adler's "Moral Instruction of Children," upon which the course is based, will be already acquainted'with the reasons for such a graded scheme of work in this particular field, and will know something as to the material selected and the methods of using it. Yet it may not be wholly out of place. to re-' call some of Prof. Adler's suggestions, and to amplify on the basis of the experience gained since his book was published. He outlines the principal duties of childhood as obedience to parents, love and kindness toward brothers and sisters, a proper regard for the feelings of servants and strangers, and kindness toward animals. The fairy tales are classified to illustrate these various duties. They are used as object lessons, so that the children may observe the effects of good or bad behavior. Not that they are ever told to look for...
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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236814061
  • 9781236814067