Proceedings and Lectures of the Annual Meeting, Held at Volume 6

Proceedings and Lectures of the Annual Meeting, Held at Volume 6

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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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ... schools, and one only in the Junior. And yet be it remembered that all the exercises in the ordinary school work are intended to be true object lessons. Let us now pass to the Training School. Here, it should be borne in mind, are regular Primary and Junior schools under permanent teachers, who act the part both of model teachers and critics before the members of the Normal School--or Training class. The members of this class become alternately pupils and teachers, known under the name of pupil-teachers. At the beginning of the term they are assigned to act as assistants one half-day and as pupils the other, alternating with each other during the term, so that each may go through every exercise. The regular teacher gives a lesson to the class. The assistants observe and mark the methods as models for imitation both as respects the steps in the lesson, and the management of the class under instruction. One of the assistants--a pupil-tcacher--next gives a lesson. She is now under a double criticism; first, from her equals--the other pupil-teachers present _; and second, from the regular teacher. She is not doing fictitious, but real teaching. She has not first to imagine that a class of adults is a class of children, and then she is to give a specimen lesson. Nor has she a class of specimen children. She has a class of children sent to school for real purposes, by parents who entertain other views than to have their sons and daughters made mere subjects for experimenting. There is work under the feeling of responsibility, with all the natural desire to succeed--nay, to excel. Under these circumstances, the merits or demerits of her lesson will be pretty surely made known to her. The superiority of this plan over any 'other for more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236821653
  • 9781236821652