Were You Ever a Child (Google eBook)

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A.A. Knopf, 1919 - Education - 194 pages
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Page 156 - I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue, unexercised and unbreathed, that never sallies out and sees her adversary, but slinks out of the race, where that immortal garland is to be run for not without dust and heat.
Page 88 - ... really in the end a far more humane proceeding than our earthly method of leaving children to grow into human beings, and then making machines of them.
Page 88 - hand' in this highly developed system of technical education is stimulated by irritants and nourished by injection, while the rest of the body is starved.
Page 88 - That wretchedlooking hand-tentacle sticking out of its jar seemed to have a sort of limp appeal for lost possibilities; it haunts me still, although, of course, it is really in the end a far more humane proceeding than our earthly method of leaving children to grow into human beings, and then making machines...
Page 86 - Moon, every citizen knows his place. He is born to that place, and the elaborate discipline of training and education and surgery he undergoes fits him at last so completely to it that he has neither ideas nor organs for any purpose beyond it.
Page 141 - The square of the hypotenuse of a right triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.
Page 201 - V. Greater Attention to All That Affects the Child's Physical Development. One of the first considerations of Progressive Education is the health of the pupils. Much more room in which to move about, better light and air, clean and well ventilated buildings, easier access to the out-of-doors and greater use of it, are all necessary.
Page 201 - ... years. These conditions can come about only through intelligent co-operation between parents and teachers. VII. The Progressive School a Leader in Educational Movements The Progressive School should be a leader in educational movements. It should be a laboratory where new ideas, if...
Page 201 - The Progressive School a Leader in Educational Movements The Progressive School should be a leader in educational movements. It should be a laboratory where new ideas, if worthy, meet encouragement; where tradition alone does not rule, but the best of the past is leavened with the discoveries of today, and the result is freely added to the sum of educational knowledge.
Page 83 - ... schools and the demands of industry led us to experiment with industrial education in the grades, as a contrast experiment to numerous schools organized on a fraudulent Gary plan. Our controlling idea was that adolescent boys and girls, standing on the threshold of industrial life, should be groupt in prevocational schools in which they would receive, in addition to instruction in formal subjects, such instruction and training in constructive activities as would develop aptitudes and abilities...

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