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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...95th Article of the School Law, encouraging the same In every school there is more or less demand for books of reference and general instruction, over, above, and beyond those used in the school, which are mere text books to prepare the pupils to crave and appreciate the former. If, after using the text book awhile, this craving be not satisfied, the children tail to see the importance of laying up principle upon principle, and soon become discouraged in their attendance upon school. On the other hand, once let them have access to just such books, and they will soon find, that in the act of devouring their contents, they will need more of the gastric juice of principle to digest them, and feeling this need, with no other incentive than the desire of digestion, they will immediately apply themselves to their texfr books, and thus make the acquisition of principle as a means to an end, pleasant and inspiring. Under such self-imposed stimulus, how soon would the standard of the school rank high? Then let trustees, teachers, and parents see to it, and establish just such a library in each and every school district. During the year I have made 296 school visits and addresses. With the exception of 12, I have visited every school twice; and tbese 12, in consequence of being closed at the titneof my call, but once. Some I have visited three, four, and even five times. Generally, the teachers fully appreciate the magnitude of the responsibility resting upon them, and are nobly doing their part in the great work. Notwithstanding that they were in possession of good certificates, there were some few who were doing absolutely worse than nothing in their schools. They seemed to have no tact save that of creating disorder and confusion. In the course of time, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236596811
  • 9781236596819