Proceedings of the Meeting[s] of the American Association of Instructors of the Blind Volume 16-21

Proceedings of the Meeting[s] of the American Association of Instructors of the Blind Volume 16-21

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...normal mental endowments. Where the day schools have been well established an understanding has been arrived at by which the public school and the institution are able to work together in a spirit of mutual confidence and cooperation with a single purpose in view--the equipping of the sightless child, to the highest degree possible, for the hard up-hill struggle confronting him in a world where, at every turn, eyesight is pre-supposed. Discussio11. Herbert F. Gardiner, Principal of the Ontario Institution for the Blind, Brantford, said that the attendance of a blind child at a school for the seeing was undoubtedly better for the child than to be left to grow up in ignorance at home, but in his opinion, in comparing the schools designed and equipped for the education of the blind with the ordinary public school designed for the sighted, the advantage in the case of the blind child was all on the side of the former. Teaching a blind child requires extra care, time and patience, and it cannot be done in a class for the seeing without retarding the general progress of the class. To teach the blind successfuly requires a superior teacher and a special equipment. Not unless the state schools for the blind were overcrowded would he consider it permissible to place blind children in seeing schools. The talk about keeping the blind child in the atmosphere of parental love during its tender years had a very romantic sound, but he appealed to the experience of superintendents and teachers to substantiate his idea that, in the majority of cases, blind children did better away from their parents than with them. In some homes the blind child was petted and humored to such an extent that it became selfish and ugly, acting as if it could do nothing for...show more

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  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 390g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236973593
  • 9781236973597