Proceedings and Lectures of the Annual Meeting, Held at Volume 4-7

Proceedings and Lectures of the Annual Meeting, Held at Volume 4-7

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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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ... many who, in like circumstances, have faile(l--and we have some who have both theory and practice combined. We have heard much said against Normal Schools and Training Schools, that the power to teach isa gift--not an attainment--we have known of teachers being employed because they could be hired cheap. But when a son or a daughter has the sensibilities maimed for life, the intellectual nature dwarfed, the reasoning faculties perverted, the injured in terior nature docs not call forth the tear of anguish, as when a suffering son comes liobbling home on crutches from the war. Yet this is a blight in the mortal, that in the immortal nature. No treasure should be spared to educate our sons and our daughters correctly. Yet how much treasure might be spared, and how much the quality of education might be improved, if the community were but awake to their real needs. and awake to the modes of supplying them. More money is often spent by the wealthy to educate a single son or daughter, than would be requisite to maintain a whole school in the neighborhood where better instruction might be secured. In education as in religion, the Scripture doctrine is true, "No man liveth to himself. 3' One point of the lesson is this;---we need teachers trained both in the theory and in the practice of education. How shall we obtain them? Here are gentlemen from Pa., from Ill., from Mass, from N. Y., from Miun., from N. J., from Conn., from R. I., from almost any of the Northern States who will answer this question. I think it will he made to appear that in preparing teachers for their profession, we may have a decided advantage over a military school? Wliat is analogous to the actual field of battle, is every day before us. Our Normal and...
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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 358g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236900065
  • 9781236900067