Proceedings of the Second Ecumenical Methodist Conference Held in the Metropolitan Methodist Episcopal Church, October 1891, Washington Volume 3

Proceedings of the Second Ecumenical Methodist Conference Held in the Metropolitan Methodist Episcopal Church, October 1891, Washington Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...teachers, the perplexity of managers, and the temptation of parents, must cease. The battle cannot terminate so long as there is half a million of Methodist children forced by law into Church of England schools under the irresponsible mismanagement of a parish priest whose supreme concern is to save their souls from the heathenism of dissent. We claim the right to follow our children within the walls of these schools and assist by voice and vote in their education. The school-rooms where the ventilation, the lighting, and seating are opposed to the laws of health, modern science, and common sense must be removed, and the school-house made the brightest, cleanest, and most attractive in the community, and kept well supplied with the best facilities and apparatus for education. Suitable provision for the buoyant and gleeful life of the children is essential to the success of school work. The keen rivalry of games and sports not only gives free and joyous play to the physical powers of the children, but throws some cheer into their daily tasks, and helps to keep them fresh and sweet. "How have you managed to fill the deserted school so soon?" was the question addressed to the newly appointed teacher who applied to the managers for increased accommodation. "I can only account for it on the ground that I make education a pleasurable and gleeful exercise to the children as far as I can," he replied. The teacher is the school. Get the right teacher and he will make the right method. Get the teacher whose mental culture and attainments are of the best order with great natural aptitude for teaching; then give him large freedom, and he will succeed. Do not require him, as a condition of his engagement, to act as choir-master, or...show more

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  • Paperback | 382 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 680g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236557603
  • 9781236557605