Education, a First Book

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Macmillan, 1912 - Education - 292 pages
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Page 214 - Letter. Dear Sir : I write to say that it aint a square deal Schools is I say they is I went to a school, red and gree green and brown aint it hito bit I say he don't know his business not to-day nor yeaterday and you know it and I want Jennie to get me out.
Page 259 - Her first experience as a teacher was gotten in the rural school, where she remained but two years. If she went from there to a town school, her promotion was based almost solely upon her experience, as no additional training was required by the officials of the town. If she desired to teach in a city school, she was compelled to secure at least one more year of training in all; but each additional year of training she found increased her salary.
Page 258 - She is native born of native born parents, both of whom speak the English language. When she entered teaching both of her parents were living and had an annual income of approximately $800 which they were compelled to use to support themselves and their four or five children. The young woman early found the pressure both real and anticipated to earn her own way very heavy.
Page 216 - Ichabod Crane. Ichabod Crane was a schoolmaster in a place called Sleepy Hollow. He was tall and slim with broad shoulders, long arms that dangled far below his coat sleeves. His feet looked as if they might easily have been used for shovels. His nose was long and his entire frame was most loosely hung to-gether.
Page 79 - For all but a few exceptional, and generally highly cultivated, persons the one essential condition of recreation is the being one of a crowd. The normal daily recreation of the population of our towns is to go out in the evening and to walk up and down the streets in which the throng is densest — the Strand, Oxford Street, or the Old Kent Road...
Page 215 - The Advantage of Tyranny. Advantage evils are things of tyranny and there are many advantage evils. One thing is that when they opress the people they suffer awful I think it is a terrible thing when they say that you can be hanged down or trodden down without mercy and the tyranny does what they want there was tyrans in the revolutionary war and so they throwed off the yok.
Page 165 - If, by a miracle of mechanical ingenuity, a book could be so arranged that only to him who had done what was directed on page one would page two become visible, and so on, much that now requires personal instruction could be managed by print.
Page 259 - The typical American female teacher is twenty-four years of age, having entered teaching in the early part of her nineteenth year when she had received but four years training beyond the elementary schools.
Page 4 - If all human beings save newborn infants vanished to another planet, and if by a miracle the babies were kept alive for a score of years, preserving whatever knowledge and skill came from natural inner growth, and lacking only the influence of the educational activities of other men, they would, at the age of twenty-one, resemble a horde of animals.
Page 218 - The nose is perfectly cut, the mouth and chin are moulded in adorable curves. Yet to say that every feature is of faultless perfection is but cold praise. No analysis can convey the sense of her peerless beauty.

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