Education During Adolescence: Based Partly on G. Stanley Hall's Psychology of Adolescence

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E. P. Dutton, 1920 - Adolescence - 222 pages
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Page 74 - What portion or portions of the infinite human store are most proper to the cultivated man? The answer must be, those which enable him, with his individual personal qualities, to deal best and sympathize most with Nature and with other human beings.
Page 73 - This is the store which we teachers try to pass on to the rising generation. The capacity to assimilate this store and improve it in each successive generation is the distinction of the human race over other animals. It is too vast for any man to master, though he had a hundred lives instead of one; and its growth in the nineteenth century was greater than in all the thirty preceding centuries put together.
Page 4 - ... is lower in the early teens than at any other age. It is the time when there is the most rapid development of the heart and all the feelings and emotions. Fear, anger, love, pity, jealousy, emulation, ambition, and sympathy are either now born or springing into their most intense life. Now young people are interested in adults, and one of their strong passions is to be treated as if they were mature. They desire to know, do, and be all that becomes a man or woman. Childhood is ending, and plans...
Page 115 - Do we not all know many people who seem to live in a mental vacuum — to whom, indeed, we have great difficulty in attributing immortality, because they apparently have so little life except that of the body?
Page 23 - I would also see to it that in these first six years they get somewhat of a sympathetic knowledge of their city, State, and National Government, and that they also learn the elementary things about sanitation and health conditions which everybody needs to know, not only to protect themselves as individuals but to protect society as well.
Page 111 - School pressure should not suppress this instinct of omnivorous reading, which at this age sometimes prompts the resolve to read encyclopedias, and even libraries, or to sample everything to be found in books at home. Along with but never suppressing it there should be some stated reading, but this should lay down only kinds of reading...
Page 114 - From the total training during childhood there should result in the child a taste for interesting and improving reading, which should direct and inspire its subsequent intellectual life. That schooling which results in this taste for good reading, however unsystematic or eccentric the schooling may have been, has achieved a main end of elementary education ; and that schooling which does not result in implanting this permanent taste has failed.
Page 114 - ... education ; and that schooling which does not result in implanting this permanent taste has failed. Guided and animated by this impulse to acquire knowledge and exercise his imagination through reading, the individual will continue to educate himself all through life. Without that deep-rooted...
Page 130 - We do not ask that pupils should be required to do so-called " laboratory work" — we abjure the phrase — and create histories out of absolutely unhewn and uuframed material; we simply say that if a pupil is taught to get ideas and facts from various books, and to put those facts together into a new form, his ability to make use of knowledge is increased and strengthened. By assigning well-chosen topics that are adapted to the capacity of the pupil, and by requiring him to gather his information...
Page 81 - The one word now written across the very zenith of the educational skies, high above all others, is the word service. This is coming to be, as it should be, the supreme goal of all pedagogic endeavor, the standard by which all other values are...

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