National Teacher Volume 4

National Teacher Volume 4

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...not only against the higher education of woman, but against her advancement in every walk of life, n it strictly domestic. She boldly denies Dr. Glarke's position that girls need a periodic remission of labor and study, asserting that nature has kindly provided them with an extra supply of strength, vigor, and endurance to meet the demands of the catamenial function; that she has been lavish with the gift of vitality to girls for this very purpose. She holds that if a girl is allowed the same opportunity of physical development as a boy, and is equally free from the restraints and burdens imposed by fashion and society, that she will show equal powers of endurance. She believes that much of the evil referred to by Dr. Clarke is due to the fact that girls are not allowed suflicient out-door exercise and the freedom of a natural life. In brief, she holds that there is nothing in the physical organization of woman that forbids identical coeducation. There are a few incautious claims and admissions in the work, which weaken somewhat its positions. It is claimed, as an example, that girls far outstrip their brothers in study because it is their ruling ambition to receive the highest mark of merit, and so'they enter with the whole force of their nature into their studies. It is true that this fact is attributed to their restrained life out of school, but it concedes the greater danger of over-study in the case of girls. Indeed, it seems to be generally overlooked in the discussion that the regimen of the schools must be-adapted to society as it is. It is also asserted on page 14 that the splendid physical development of the Syrian girls, whom Dr. Clarke saw in a Turkish harem, "is never attained except at the expense of more

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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 422g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236936639
  • 9781236936639