The Methodist Review Volume 46

The Methodist Review Volume 46

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...and must perhaps teach enough to be a real teacher, he should be free to give ample time to individual and confidential conferences with every student. He must understand and sympathize with youth, and unconsciously win complete confidence, and with loving heart and firm hand guide the student to the purest and truest ideals, and show him how to concrete these ideals in the common affairs of daily life. Each professor, like the president, should be a genuine man. He should be a specialist in understanding his subject, but not in teaching it; because he must remember its relations to all other subjects, and seek to correlate his with other departments; to cause students to be devoted to his subject, not because they consider it to the exclusion of all others, but because of its intrinsic worth and its demonstrated relation to all departments of life. He must take more interest in his students than in his books and lectures, and be more willing to advise and encourage than to give outlines and correct themes. 5. The college that is true to its function will be more careful of the quality than of the quantity of the material received and graduated; will not be a mere registering machine, but a spiritual laboratory for testing, and a psychical gymnasium for developing, character. The number of students should be limited to two or 'three hundred, so that president and professors may know intimately every student, and each student may feel that he is an object of personal sympathy and care; so that students may know each other, and be able to bring the pressure of the whole body to bear upon the refractory and unworthy; so that fittle aristocratic cliques and convivial clubs may find no congenial soil, and the true worth of the individual...show more

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  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236868404
  • 9781236868404