The Nature-Study Review Volume 8

The Nature-Study Review Volume 8

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...common schools. Senate bills 7 and 118, and House bill 205 in Massachusetts have to do with the establishment of agricultural schools. House bill 152 in Mississippi provides for agricultural demonstration work in elementary rural schools. These few instances illustrate the fact that east and west and south legislatures are vying with each other to make speedy provision for agricultural instruction. The whole movement seems but another expression of the realization that education is for the masses, not for the few. American schools are for all Americans all the time. Since our citizenship is predominantly agricultural in its interests, the school must reflect this condition. Yet the movement in its haste throws large responsibility on the teaching force for popular demand insists on immediate results. Legislators are prone to curry favor with their country constituents by standing as champions of bills that make agricultural education mandatory, regardless of school conditions. Fortunately scientific agriculture is merely the application of our scientific knowledge to the problems of the farm. The teacher who, as a graduate of any good Normal School, or even High School, undertakes to teach in a rural community, carries with him these days enough of the proper scientific attitude of mind and sufficient knowledge of the elementary laws of chemistry, physics and biology to materially help the community in the solution of its problems. He must be alert to see, unafraid to ask questions, apt to teach his elementary science by use of the materials that are common about him. This is the NatureStudy idea. Nature-Study with farm material is the best sort of agriculture for the grades. Let us remember, however, with it all, the caution that Whittier voices...show more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236624165
  • 9781236624161