Curriculum Making in Secondary Schools

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H. Holt, 1923 - Education - 534 pages

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Page 173 - Spelling; familiarity with Arithmetic through simple proportion with the exception of Fractions, with Murray's English Grammar through Syntax, and must be able to parse simple English sentences.
Page 59 - Many highly educated American ministers, lawyers, and teachers have never received any scientific training, have never used any instrument of precision, possess no manual skill whatever, and cannot draw, sing, or play on a musical instrument. Their entire education has dwelt in the region of language, literature, philosophy, and history, with a brief excursion into the field of mathematics.
Page 267 - ... how to find books that are worth while. These two aims are fundamental; they must be kept in mind in planning the whole course and applied in the teaching of every term. II. Expression in speech includes: (a) Ability to answer clearly, briefly, and exactly a question on which one has the necessary information.
Page 289 - The social studies are understood to be those whose subject matter relates directly to the organization and development of human society, and to man as a member of social groups.
Page 360 - The primary purposes of the teaching of mathematics should be to develop those powers of understanding and of analyzing relations of quantity and of space which are necessary to an insight into and control over our environment and to an appreciation of the progress of civilization in its various aspects, and to develop those habits of thought and of action which will make these powers effective in the life...
Page 175 - Composition; Reading from the most approved authors; Exercises in criticism, comprising critical analyses of the language, grammar, and style of the best English authors, their errors and beauties; Declamation; Geography; Arithmetic continued Algebra.
Page 174 - Latin, law (constitutional, select revised statutes, criminal and mercantile, Blackstone's Commentaries) , logic, leveling, logarithms, vocal music, instrumental music, mapping, mensuration, mineralogy, mythology, natural history, navigation, nautical astronomy, natural theology, orthography, natural philosophy, moral philosophy, intellectual philosophy, penmanship, political economy, painting, perspective, physiology, English pronunciation, reading, rhetoric, Roman antiquities, stenography, statistics,...
Page 45 - ... situations. 2. Knowledge which functions directly in developing dispositions and in discovering and developing abilities. a. Games and sports, through acquaintance with types, rules, and purposes thereof.
Page 42 - For the general reading in this and the following grades there should be provided a wide range of books, papers, and magazines dealing with wholesome living, worthy home membership, vocations, citizenship, the Worthy use of leisure, and right conduct.
Page 409 - ... dignity. This attitude is often merely a pose, and the folk tale especially has qualities of human interest that, when set off by local color, rarely fail to attract old as well as young readers. Fiction exclusively, however, is apt to create an impression that the work is not of a serious nature. There remains the field of realien, real things about the actual life of the people, and it is probably wise to draw upon this source for most of the material for the first year, as it combines the...

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