School; A Monthly Record of Educational Thought and Progress Volume 5

School; A Monthly Record of Educational Thought and Progress Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...third-class railway tickets (it is as possible for a lady to travel third-class in Germany as in England) are very inexpensive, with reduced fares on Sundays. From these brief observations it will be seen that the German High School for Girls attempts much less than the English School of the same standing. The subjects of study are fewer, and the instruction aimed at of a less comprehensive character. The school in no way undertakes to complete a girl's education; it aims at preparing her in the best possible manner for carrying on after she has reached sixteen years of age, any course of learning or training she may desire. What means she has of doing this will form the subject of my next article. In conclusion, I would only wish to record the excellent impression made on me by the appearance and demeanour of the girls in all the schools I visited. They looked healthy and happy, and were, undoubtedly, deeply interested in what they were doing. There was no sign either in the girls or in their teachers of weariness or overwork, although it was the last week of the term. Thus, it is to be hoped that in making the needed reforms, the education authorities will bear in mind Geibel's aphorism, which freely paraphrased runs: "No one will ever repent of holding faithfully to what is good in the old while rejoicing to introduce all that in the new makes for strength." The Educational Ladder By A. j. s. From time to time the daily Press curries favour with the multitude by descanting upon the career of some presumably fortunate youth whose name appears in the tripos lists, under the heading, "From Board School to Senior Wrangler," or other such attractive title. Politicians, journalists, even headmasters in conference have been known...show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 277g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236514971
  • 9781236514974