Report Volume 27-43

Report Volume 27-43

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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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...public institutions, and among blind children who receive elementary education at home, there are a few who have talents, and who, having tasted the Pierian Spring, would fain drink deep. They sigh for means of higher culture than the State institutions afford. They long to read the classics, and to master the literature of their own language, in order to gratify their tastes, to lift themselves to an intellectual level with the best society, and to add to their means of usefulness in life. History furnishes instances of blind children born to wealth, or placed in favoring circumstances, who have become respectable scholars in various departments of knowledge. But we need not go beyond the history of our own institution for proof of the capacity of the blind to profit by culture. We FT fitted for college two boys quite blind from birth. One entered Harvard University, the other Dartmouth College. Both held their own with their class, and graduated in respectable standing. One became a brilliant musician and a. successful teacher of music, and gave great promise; but died young. The other has been for several years Principal of the State Institution for the Blind in Tennessee, and has managed his establishment with entire success. It is for such as these that we need A NATIONAL COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE FOR THE BLIND. This Institute should be specially adapted to the condition and wants of persons whose sight is partially and temporarily impaired by disease, and of those who are permanently blind. In it the course of study should be the same as in our best colleges. All instruction should be oral; and the apparatus and modes of illustration be addressed to the touch. It should be supplied with text-books, maps, diagrams, and the like, in more

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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236750322
  • 9781236750327