A Manual of the System of Discipline and Instruction

A Manual of the System of Discipline and Instruction : For the Schools of the Public School Society of New-York, Instituted in the Year 1805 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from A Manual of the System of Discipline and Instruction: For the Schools of the Public School Society of New-York, Instituted in the Year 1805 Mildness, vigilance, and decision, are the characteristics of good government. In codes of discipline, the law of kind ness, is as invariable in its influence, as are the laws of na ture; but it requires judgment and prudence in its application. Vigilance has been called the strongest arm of the law. It has one other strong arm the law of - which, by a moral force, persuades to duty, and insensibly compels to obey. Decision gives stability to government - while vigilance prevents the occurrence of evil. A spirit of kindness adds a genial influence to both preventing either from being abused by enabling the reasoning faculties to be successfully addressed, and the enlightened conscience to be convinced of wrong. Hence, punishment is more likely to be justly and judiciously administered; for, firmness will not, then, run into tyranny - nor vigilance be exercised in a spirit of espionage. Thus, it will be found, that madness, vigilance, and decision, with firmness, make up the all in all, of the discipline and government of a school and, if properly blended, must secure success under all circumstances. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 64g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243279809
  • 9780243279807