Regents' Bulletin Volume 46-48

Regents' Bulletin Volume 46-48

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... literary work; there should be some commercial training so that we may advise him to go to one of those commercial high schools of which Prof. james is the foremost representative in this country, I believe. I was going to say something about this matter of habit iII school work, but that has been so fully covered by Prof. ames's paper that I forbear; but I do want to point to one means by which the ideals of which he and Dr Conaty spoke, may possibly be realized, if not wholly at least in part, which, I think, was not mentioned by either of these speakers: and that is, through the study of literature and through the study of history. VVe heard a great deal yesterday in the discussion about the study of history as to whether history should be studied from a single backbone textbook or from several textbooks; and I heard may other similar questions discussed. It seems to me that all these facts are at the last analysis to be determined by this one thing: in what way is that history study made to yield up its ideals, its advice for the conduct of life? I see very little use in studying history if it is simply to consist in the memorizing of names, Teaching' duties oi citizenship in public schools Teaching dutiel 01 citincnnhip in public lchooh dates and events, if the child is not led to make the application to its own life-conduct. I see very little use in the study of reading in the public schools or in any schools, if the pupil is not allowed to form a taste for what is good in literature (for the world is full of bad literature and corrupting, sordid literature), if a child does not form a taste for and a love of good reading and an ability to judge what is good reading, I doubt very much whether it is worth while to teach...
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  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236877411
  • 9781236877413