Special Reports on Educational Subjects Volume 17-19

Special Reports on Educational Subjects Volume 17-19

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...in the boy's usual handwriting. The writing of the school varied very much in quality. As a whole, however, it may be said that exercise-books were well-kept. Singing. Singing was taught separately to the three years. The Sol-fa system was in vogue and a few simple songs were learnt. It seemed to me a pity that the boys could not have been assembled together occasionally for a singing lesson. As it was the lessons seemed tame. One of the boys had a cornet; matters were a good deal enlivened when he was asked to come into the classes and accompany the singing. Gymnastics. rne boys had one lesson in gymnastics per week. They made use of the town gymnasium, which was situated quite close to the school. The towii instructor gave the lessons. The apparatus was adequate and in fairly good condition. Besides exercises on the apparatus, the boys were practised in mouvements d'ensemble. What little work I saw done did not give me a very favourable impression. Conclusion. I have now passed in review all the subjects of the curriculum. This has been done at some length in a few of the subjects. Certain details which I have given may seem trivial, but I have thought it important to show the methods employed by French teachers, even if they are commonplace and similar to those known to us in England. I wish it to be understood that the hours, syllabus, etc., have been in all cases taken from my own experience of the classes and the school time-table and from conversation with the teachers. No analysis of the official programme has been attempted. This programme can be bought for 3d. A careful study of it, followed by a comparison with the particulars I have given, will, I hope, convince everyone that the teachers were by no means slaves to it. There...show more

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  • Paperback | 218 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236940032
  • 9781236940032