The American School: A Study of Secondary Education

Doubleday, Page, 1916 - 232 páginas

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Página 39 - ... and it is further ordered, that where any town shall increase to the number of one hundred families or householders they shall set up a grammar school, the master thereof being able to instruct youth so far as they may be fitted for the university...
Página 163 - From the beginning, such an education cannot be limited to the school arts — reading, writing, ciphering. It must acquaint the pupil with his material and social environment, in order that every avenue to knowledge may be opened to him, and every incipient power receive appropriate cultivation.
Página 55 - Astronomy (J). Group VI — Miscellaneous: Music (2). Freehand drawing (2). Vocal expression (2). Physical training (4). Group VII — Vocational: Mechanical and geometrical drawing (2). Manual training (3). Domestic science (2). Household management (1). Bookkeeping (1). Business practice (1). Shorthand (1). Typewriting (1). Rules governing combinations and graduation. — (1) Students, to graduate, must complete 15 years' work, viz, four studies each year for three years, and three studies one...
Página 145 - His countenance was grave and sedate, and did so to the life discover the inward frame of his heart, that it was convincing to the beholders and did strike something of awe into them that had nothing of the fear of God.
Página 120 - Within a few miles of the borders of a city with a magnificent school system, with palatial buildings, with trained teachers and supervisors, with elaborate library and technical equipment, with careful health supervision of its children, in short, with every conceivable educational opportunity, may be found the educational facilities of a backwoods civilization.
Página 223 - Our souls can neither fly nor go To reach eternal joys. 3 In vain we tune our formal songs, In vain we strive to rise; Hosannas languish on our tongues, And our devotion dies. 4...
Página 144 - ... account a book is an imperfect instructor. Truth there, being impersonal, seems untrue, abstract, and insignificant. It needs to shine through a human being before it can exert its vital force on a young student. Quite as much for vital transmission as for intellectual elucidation, is a teacher employed. His consolidated character exhibits the gains which come from study. He need not point them out. If he is a scholar, there will appear in him an augustness, accuracy, fulness of knowledge, a...
Página 3 - But there's people set up their own ears for a standard, and expect the whole choir to follow 'em. There may be two opinions, I hope." "Ay, ay," said Mr Macey, who felt very well satisfied with this attack on youthful presumption; "you're right there, Tookey: there's allays two 'pinions; there's the 'pinion a man has of himsen, and there's the 'pinion other folks have on him. There'd be two 'pinions about a cracked bell, if the bell could hear itself.
Página 163 - Now, the only real preparation for life's duties, opportunities, and privileges is participation in them, so far as they can be rendered intelligible, interesting, and accessible to children and youth of school age...
Página 56 - Rules governing combinations and graduation.— (1) Students, to graduate, must complete 15 years' work, viz, four studies each year for three years, and three studies one year. (2) Students may, on permission, take as many as five studies or as few as three studies each half-year. (3) Students, to graduate, must have had two years...

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