Lecture on School-Keeping

Lecture on School-Keeping

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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. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ...of course it must devolve on the teacher to explain them. This should, as much as possible, be done by means of sensible objects. Some little story, in which the word occurs, may be related to the child, which will often fix the meaning permanently in his mind; or the word may be explained by its opposite. I shall pursue this subject in the lecture before mention, ed, and will only add here, that too much effort cannot be used to lead the child'very early to an acquaintance with the meaning of words. Much attention should be given at this time to pronunciation. This will be learned mostly from the example of the teacher. His pronunciation will be theirs. Great care is necessary in forming a good pronunciation, because it is as easy to learn right, as wrong at first, and when one has learned wrong, it requires much time and care first to unlearn, and then to learn anew. _ Children are capable at a very early age, of understanding something of numbers. They can be taught to enumerate and to read figures, much earlier than has been supposed, as has been fully proved in infant schools. They should be taught to add, subtract, multiply and divide, by the aid of corns, and other tangible or visible objects. By this process they will be able to form distinct ideas of the nature and combination of numbers. I would not be understood to imply, that children at a very early age will be able to comprehend the more complex operations of arithmetic, but the simple rules, are easily made intelligible. Geography may be an early study. Having a picture or map before him, the child will be able to understand a subject, which he could not without such occular demonstration. Children are almost always pleased with pictures, and as maps are pictures of places, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236873505
  • 9781236873507