Extension Bulletin Volume 1-39

Extension Bulletin Volume 1-39

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...that the closer the relation existing between club work and the school, the less danger there is of misundertsanclings and duplication and loss of effort. It is also possible through this arrangement to make the project practices play an important part in the regular school activities. The second feature of the plan provides that some elementary instruction shall be given in connection with all project work that is undertaken. Club work should come to be regarded as consisting not only of certain practices in fundamental agricultural and home economics projects, but it should be thought of also as a means whereby interest may be aroused in the theoretical and scientific side of the subjects. The boy who becomes interested in the growing of a garden or acre of corn, or in raising a calf or'pig, or the girl who has learned to cook successfully, will most readily and interestedly turn to the literature which will throw new light upon the project. At the same time the experience gained through practice will serve as a background through which an interpretation will be given to the printed page. The first lessons in science should come through experience in contact with the factors that demonstrate the truth sought. The real value of scientific truth lies in the stimulation to the mind that comes with the shock of surprise as the truth is discovered. It stimulates the imagination and arouses the spirit of inquiry and investigation. It is not imposed as a requirement that the instruction proposed shall become a part of the classroom work in the schools. It is highly desirable that it should be given there and it is hoped that it may ultimately be given a place in all school work. For the present, however, where it does not seem practicable to give...
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  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 390g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236601580
  • 9781236601582