Report Volume 42

Report Volume 42

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ... language work than heretofore, with good results. Instead of it being a rare thing to find a class that can write a fairly presentable letter, it is now the exception to find one that cannot. With better language work comes better work in arithmetic, in geography, in history, in. physiology; for the understanding of good language is necessary to all these. One thing the board should require in its teachers, in addition to their capabilities in teaching, is good health. A teacher who does not possess this cannot do the best work. Trifles annoy one who is ill, make her fretful; and the schoolroom furnishes a thousand annoyances to vex even one of robust health. A weak physique cannot endure these trials, and we have, as a result, fretful, cross teachers, who keep their pupils constantly in a state of turmoil by their nervousness, and retard all intellectual progress. Substitutes were furnished for 308 sessions out of a school year of 370 sessions, equal almost to one extra teacher for the year. So much substitution necessarily breaks up the work of the schools; hence the necessity for good health on the part of the teachers. It is the policy of the board to employ hometalent for teachers, in so far as it is talent; but no one would for a moment advocate employing inferior teachers simply because they live in Portsmouth. If our own girls are not equal to the demands of the school, we ought not to be prohibited from going abroad for teachers. The policy of exclusion has retarded progress in every instance. Witness the case of Japan. Since the opening of her ports she has made wonderful advances. Our schools need the best material for teachers to be had in the market. If our home market affords us only second-class teachers, we should seek...
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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236808614
  • 9781236808615