The Secret of Herbart: An Essay on Education and a Reply to Professor James of Harvard

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S. Sonnenschein, 1904 - Education - 96 pages
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Page 30 - Obstinate questionings Of sense and outward things, Fallings from us, vanishings ; Blank misgivings of a creature Moving about in worlds not realized, High instincts, before which our mortal nature Did tremble like a guilty thing surprised.
Page 1 - apperception ' is an extremely useful word in pedagogics, and offers a convenient name for a process to which every teacher must frequently refer. But it verily means nothing more than the act of taking a thing into the mind.
Page 42 - Starve me, keep me from books and honest people, educate me to love dice, gin, and pleasure, and put me on Hounslow Heath with a purse before me, and —I will take it.
Page 41 - Shut out to a great extent from the larger life and the higher interests which a more liberal and a more prolonged education opens up to the wealthier classes, it is not surprising that, to relieve the monotony of their existence, so many artisans frequent the public-house, or indulge in the excitement of betting.
Page 29 - Not the gentlest breath of transcendental freedom must be allowed to blow through ever so small a chink into the teacher's domain. If so, how is he to begin to deal with the lawless marvels of a being superior to natural laws, on whose assistance he cannot reckon, whose interruptions he can neither foresee nor prevent
Page 41 - that the spare hours of an officer in country quarters would be as well employed with a book as in sauntering about the streets, loitering in a coffee-house,
Page 77 - Cast thy bread upon the waters and thou shalt find it after many days.
Page 55 - Musical as is Apollo's lute And a perpetual feast of nectar'd sweets Where no
Page xvi - troubles, saloon politics, haunts of vice, slum-life and the like. These things exist because a large body of our people, from want of education to open up to them the world of great movements, and noble interests and
Page 58 - a vacuity in which the soul sits motionless and torpid for want of attraction.

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