New York Teacher; Uft Bulletin Volume 4, No. 3

New York Teacher; Uft Bulletin Volume 4, No. 3

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: is the picture of a mountain with a man at its base, with his hat and coat lying beside him, and a pick-axe in his hand; and as he digs, stroke by stroke, his patient look corresponds with his words: "Pew et pew." (Little by little.) A FRIEND TO YOUTH. From the Michigan Journal of Education The object of inspecting teachers is to protect the public against incompetent instructors. It is a public recognition of the fact that peculiar qualifications are needed for the successful management and instruction of the school. And when it is reflected how important are the interests entrusted to the teachers' hands, how unreservedly our children must be surrendered to his care, and how deep and ineffaceable the impressions he will make upon their minds and manners, we shall easily perceive that his qualifications for his sacred position should be closely and sternly scrutinized. To no mere pretender or ignorant charlatan, should we be willing to commit the moulding of the souls of that little boy and girl who can not plead their own rights, but whose whole future weal or wo is hanging upon our decision. We have no right to sacrifice them to our love of gain, and subject their intellects to the blighting touch of some rude. unskillful teacher, whose only recommendation is, that he will teach cheap. j A practical difficulty, in the way of a proper inspection of teachers, is found in the incompetency of inspectors. It has been urged that teachers should be licensed by teachers. just as lawyers and physicians are licensed by men of their own profession; and there does seem an absurdity in supposing the qualifications of a good teacher are rare, but that anybody is able to scrutinize those qualifications. The dithculty is more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236786343
  • 9781236786340