Principles of Secondary Education: A Text-book, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, 1908 - Education
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Page 202 - It is not another of the many current manuals of practice, but a thoroughgoing interpretation of the nature, place, and meaning of education in our world. The newest points of view in the realms of natural and mental science are applied to the understanding of educational problems. The field of education is carefully divided, and the total discussion is devoted to the philosophy of education, in distinction from its history, science, and art. The...
Page 105 - ... the details of the apparatus in order to appreciate the law, and that the exemplifications of the law are not confined to the apparatus." (7) "The student should be made to comprehend that every law has been established by a method of approximation, so that the statement of the law is always a statement of what we believe to be true in an ideal case. Hence, the measurements by which the law is established give results which approach more and more nearly to the law, the more carefully the measurements...
Page 161 - It will follow, i. that the translation should give a complete transcript of the ideas of the original work, ii. that the style and manner of writing should be of the same character with that of the original, iii. that the translation should have all the ease of original composition.
Page 136 - ... should be exerted upon objects of such a nature, that we can tell by other means whether the results which we obtain are true or false, and this before it is safe to trust entirely to reason. Now the mathematics are peculiarly well adapted for this purpose, on the following grounds : 1. Every term is distinctly explained, and has but one meaning, and it is rarely that two words are employed to mean the same thing. 2. The first principles are self-evident, and, though derived from observation,...
Page 56 - BY the classification of any series of objects, is meant the actual, or ideal, arrangement together of those which are like and the separation of those which are unlike ; the purpose of this arrangement being to facilitate the operations of the mind in clearly conceiving and retaining in the memory, the characters of the objects in question.
Page 202 - A connected series of discussions on the foundations of education in the related sciences of biology, physiology, sociology, and philosophy, and a thoroughgoing interpretation of the nature, place, and meaning of education in out world.
Page 53 - Subduct from any phenomenon such part as is known by previous inductions to be the effect of certain antecedents, and the residue of the phenomenon is the effect of the remaining antecedents.
Page 31 - Water, who sat by himself at one side, looked up with his withered face, and said he had always known what the thunder was. It was a great black bird ; and once he had seen it, in a dream, swooping down from the Black Hills, with its loud roaring wings ; and when it flapped them over a lake, they struck lightning from the water. " The thunder is bad," said another old man, who sat muffled in his buffalo-robe ; " he killed my brother last summer.
Page 160 - I would therefore describe a good translation to be that in which the merit of the original work is so completely transfused into another language as to bo as distinctly apprehended, and as strongly felt by a native of the country to which that language belongs, as it is by those who speak the language of the original work.
Page 104 - ... it is better to present a few topics in such a manner that they are powerful examples of the method by which science obtains its results, than to try to teach a large number of more or less scattered facts and theories in such a way that they can only be committed to memory.

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