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Page 17 - To nourish the mind of the child through the course of study which should comprise an orderly presentation of the whole field of knowledge in its elements, and to provide the opportunity for the exercise of all his powers, mental, moral, aesthetic, manual, or constructive, through good instruction and wise discipline; (b) to guard and promote his normal physical development.
Page 81 - ... the secondary school should especially promote the discovery and development of each pupil's dominant interests and powers ; and further, that it should seek to render these interests and powers subservient to life's serious purposes, and also to the possibility of participation in the refined pleasures of life.
Page 96 - Such a result can be achieved only by recognizing that political and industrial or economic enlightenment necessarily go together. " Man is an economic animal as well as a political animal, and is therefore born into an industrial system as inevitably as he is born into a political state. Economic consciousness exists and will lead to economic action, just as surely as political consciousness has led to political action; and the question to be considered now is : How shall this economic consciousness...
Page 208 - Which Uneasiness was at length so signified unto him, that on October 24, 1654, he presented unto the Overseers an Instrument under his Hands; wherein he Resigned his Presidentship, and they accepted his Resignation.
Page 81 - The refined pleasures of life are found in the ability to participate with intelligence and appreciation in the intellectual and aesthetic interests of cultivated men.
Page 208 - Colledge and country, in the quality of a President: But the solicitations of the Swedish Ambassador, diverting him another way, that incomparable Moravian became not an American.
Page 209 - Was Comenius called to Harvard ?" Though Comenius himself did not come to America, his text-books, especially the Janua, did come. They seem to have been used as text-books here in Massachusetts; perhaps in Harvard College itself, more probably in the Boston Latin School. If Mather's report were indeed true, and if " our Mr. Winthrop " had prevailed on Comenius to accept the invitation to become president of Harvard College, who can doubt that, in this freer air, his reforms would have taken root...
Page 104 - the capacity to understand, appreciate, and react on the resources and problems of modern civilization...
Page 214 - THE MACMILLAN COMPANY 66 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHILD BY NATHAN OPPENHEIM Attending Physician to the Children's Department of Mt. Sinai Hospital Dispensary i2mo. Cloth. $1.25, net Journal of Education " This is an exceedingly helpful book. It is a book with a mission for mankind. The author has a great purpose, and his treatment is both scholarly and original.
Page 90 - ... of the functions of business and business practice in our modern life ; to inform him as to the history of industry and trade; to awaken his interest in its future; to train him to keep his eyes open as to business possibilities; to inspire him with a healthy respect for business in all its various branches; to arouse a determination to become not only a successful business man in the ordinary sense of the term, but a useful one as well; to beget a public spirit; to excite an interest in the...

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