Report of an Educational Tour in Germany, and Parts of Great Britain and Ireland

Report of an Educational Tour in Germany, and Parts of Great Britain and Ireland

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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. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...the teacher must see that all keep time, otherwise the advantage is lost. And, on the whole, there is so much difference between the natural quickness of perception and of motion in difierent pupils, that there can be no such thing as a universal standard. Some scholars, whose thoughts and muscles are of electric speed, would be embarrassed by being obliged to write slowly; and others could not keep step though the music played only common time. Neither in their physical nor in their spiritual natures, does the speed of children seem to have been graduated by any one clock. The best method which I have ever seen of teaching penmanship to large scholars, was that practised by Professor Newman, at the Normal school in Ba.rre. In the schools I saw, orthography, punctuation, and the use of capitals were early connected with the exercise of writing. GEOGRAPHY. In describing the manner in which Geography was taught, I must use discrimination; for, in some respects, it was taught imperfectly, in others preeminently well., The practice seemed to be uniform, however, of beginning with objects perfectly familiar to the child, --the schoolhouse with the grounds around it, the home with its yards or gardens, and the street leading from the one to the other. First of all, the children were initiated into the ideas of space, without which we can know no more of geography than we can of history Without ideas of times. Mr. Carl Ritter, of Berlin, --probably the greatest geographer nova living, --expressed a decided opinion to me, that this was the true mode of beginning. Children, too, commence this study very early, soon after entering school, --but no notions are given them which they are not perfectly able to comprehend, reproduce, and express. See Comm
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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236803744
  • 9781236803740