Reprint Volume 41-71

Reprint Volume 41-71

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...attitudes, and even the routine task of instruction is modified by these factors. Learning is modified by the attitude of the child to teacher and to schoolmates, and this attitude is a factor of great complexity, to understand which we may need to know something of the home and of the attitude to the parents; interest in the school tasks may be seriously interfered with by daydreaming, and the roots of this may introduce us to the sexual life of the child and his inner life of phantasy; failure in the school tasks may be conditioned by sensitiveness and embarrassment and nervous fear, the origin of which can only be revealed by a detailed character study; lack of docility and restlessness in the schoolroom, with a tendency to pranks and lack of seriousness, require to be understood if they are to be dealt with intelligently; teasing and bullying and apparent cruelty require investigation; pilfering and untruthfulness, truancy and apparently wanton mischief are other examples of conduct which call for careful study of the individual child, and an honest endeavor to provide the child with the conditions most favorable' for its development. The school, therefore, cannot disclaim responsibility for some attention to the personal problems of the individual child; compulsory attendance laws show how important the state considers education for the maintenance and advance of the value of its citizen body, and if the human value of its citizens is to be the main aim of the school system, then not only will these personal problems of special school children receive careful attention, but the chief weight of education will come gradually to be laid on this aspect of the train_ ing in general rather than on routine instruction in the more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236987705
  • 9781236987709