School; A Monthly Record of Educational Thought and Progress Volume 3

School; A Monthly Record of Educational Thought and Progress Volume 3

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...initiated by an ex-Etonian, who professes (with too much modesty, in our opinion) to be unable either to write an intelligent letter or to spell, has led to loud complaints on the part of many who imagine themselves victims of the system. So far we have not had much help from the parents: which is not surprising, as they are the chief offenders in curbing the efficiency of schools, either by unwise interference or mere apathy. Too often a parent's interest in the school is directed to confining his son's studies to those subjects which will " pay," or, possibly, to get him excused his holiday task or homework for utterly inadequate reasons: or it may be that he " cares for none of these things " and only wants his boy trained in manly exercises. Preparatory schools, too, where luxury is rampant, are also a good deal to blame; and this state of things is again due to the injudicious desire on the part of parents for every possible comfort and indulgence to be showered on their children. How can boys ever recover from such bad beginnings? Why should all the blame be laid, in season and out of season, on the public school? Has the home no influence on the moulding of the child? ONE of the most confusing items of terminologyin use nowadays is the word " secondary " as applied to education. Properly speaking, it was originally intended to be descriptive of the continuation of a primary course, and so its distinguishing characteristic should be the age of the pupil more than anything else. But here social considerations step in. We have society to deal with, and there is no denying that many people object in toto to the idea of sending their children to the elementary school. What is the result? more

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  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236897552
  • 9781236897558