Proceedings of the New Jersey Sanitary Association

Proceedings of the New Jersey Sanitary Association

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...on the public exchequer we have seen, but of greater interest to us is the question, What about the children themselves? Whose fault is it that so large a percentage of our school children are physically below the average which should keep them in their proper grades? This line of questioning opens up a field of investigation which properly belongs to the educators who arrange the schedules. There is an honest difference of opinion among thoughtful school men as to what the standard for any given grade shall be. Shall we insist on taking as our standard the bright, healthy child with bodily powers equal to its mental capacity? Or shall we suit the courses to the capabilities of the more backward child, with impaired physical stamina and lessened power of application? In the first instance we are from the outset disqualifying a large percentage of the children, and dooming them to be "repeaters" with all the discouragements and lost opportunities that this implies. On the other hand if we arrange the curriculum for these backward children we deprive the normal child, healthy in mind and body, of the chance to accomplish the best it can during its school years. I do not see that the answer to this question lies at present with the educators primarily. Parents, physicians and sanitarians must get together and demise means of keeping the children in the best possible physical condition, and when this has been accomplished it will be a comparatively easy matter to arrange proper courses of study. That the general public has waked up to some realization of this condition is evident on all sides. Cities, communities and even states have of late years sought to remedy the evil by instituting medical inspection of schools. Our own...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236805453
  • 9781236805454