Lectures on Pedagogy: Theoretical and Practical

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D. C. Heath & Company, 1887 - Education - 491 pages
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Page 15 - That man, I think, has had a liberal education who has been so trained in youth that his body is the ready servant of his will, and does with ease and pleasure all the work that, as a mechanism, it is capable of; whose intellect is a clear, cold, logic engine, with all its parts of equal strength and in smooth working order...
Page 10 - The purpose of education is to give to the body and to the soul all the beauty and all the perfection of which they are capable.
Page 16 - ... whose intellect is a clear, cold, logic engine, with all its parts of equal strength, and in smooth working order; ready, like a steam engine, to be turned to any kind of work, and spin the gossamers as well as forge the anchors of the mind; whose mind is stored with a knowledge of the great and fundamental truths of Nature and of the laws of her operations; one who, no stunted ascetic, is full of life and fire, but whose passions are trained to come to heel by a vigorous will, the servant of...
Page 58 - Unknown, from the Simple to the Complex, from the Concrete to the Abstract, from the Particular to the General, and all the rest, we may be forgiven if we ask, and without levity, Where does "Education
Page 29 - As remarks a suggestive writer, the first requisite to success in life is " to be a good animal ; " and to be a nation of good animals is the first condition to national prosperity.
Page 34 - To tens of thousands that are killed, add hundreds of thousands that survive with feeble constitutions, and millions that grow up with constitutions not so strong as they should be ; and you will have some idea of the curse inflicted on their offspring by parents ignorant of the laws of life.
Page 222 - But, of all the ways whereby children are to be instructed, and their manners formed, the plainest, easiest, and most efficacious, is to set before their eyes the examples of those things you would have them do or avoid. Which, when they are pointed out to them, in the practice of persons within their knowledge, with some reflections on their beauty or unbecomingness, are of more force to draw or deter their imitation than any discourses which can be made to them.
Page 128 - The rote-system, like other systems of its age, made more of the forms and symbols than of the things symbolized. To repeat the words correctly was everything; to understand their meaning nothing: and thus the spirit was sacrificed to the letter. It is at length perceived, that in this case as in others, such a result is not accidental but necessary — that in proportion as there is attention to the signs, there must be inattention to the things signified; or that, as Montaigne long ago said —...
Page 480 - I can say truly that I think it eminently worthy of a place on the Chautauqua Reading List, because it treats ably of the Lancaster and Bell movement in Education — a very important phase.
Page 10 - Not only does it include whatever we do for ourselves, and whatever is done for us by others, for the express purpose of bringing us somewhat nearer to the perfection of our nature; it does more : in its largest acceptation, it comprehends even the indirect effects produced on character and on the human faculties, by things of which the direct purposes are...

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