What Should be Done by Universities to Foster the Professional Education of Teachers?

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University of Texas, 1905 - Teachers - 24 pages
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Page 2 - The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government. Sam Houston Cultivated mind is the guardian genius of democracy It is the only dictator that freemen acknowledge and the only security that freemen desire.
Page 6 - To fit University students for the higher positions in the public school service. 2. To promote the study of educational science. 3. To teach the history of education, and of educational systems and doctrines. 4. To secure to teaching the rights, prerogatives, and advantages of a profession. 5. To give a more perfect unity to our State educational system by bringing the secondary schools into closer relations with the University.
Page 4 - ... of the young, and on the elements of the art of teaching, or the best methods of imparting instruction in reading, grammar, geography, history, mathematics, language, and the various other branches taught in our higher seminaries. All these lectures are accompanied with practical exercises in which each member is to participate. "For the benefit of teachers generally a class has already been formed consisting of persons not connected with the university. * * * Lectures are given at the lecture...
Page 9 - Philosophy commands us to use method in education, as in other business. Philosophy, in its ultimate meaning, is nothing but persistent thought on man, his nature, his capabilities, his purpose, his destiny. And the philosophy of education is simply the asking and answering of questions as to the ends or ideals of the philosophy of man, criticising custom in the light of these, and then studying the processes by which true ends can best be reached, ie, method.
Page 10 - Wheras now, the schoole being vsed but for a shift, afterward to passe thence to the other professions, though it send out very sufficient men to them, it selfe remaineth too too naked, considering the necessitie of the thing. I conclude therfore that this trade requireth a particular college, for these foure causes.
Page 10 - First for the subject being the mean to make or mar the whole fry of our state. 2. Secondly for the number, whether of them that are to learn, or of them that are to teach. 3. Thirdly for the necessity of the profession which may not be spared.
Page 10 - Use of the seven colleges. 249 olde men, and such as Xenophon setteth ouer children in the schooling of Cyrus. Wheras now, the schoole being vsed but for a shift, afterward to passe thence to the other professions, though it send out very sufficient men...
Page 26 - Largest and best equipped Libraries, Laboratories, Natural History and Geological Collections, Men's and Women's Dormitories and Gymnasiums in Texas. Board at Cost. Academic Department: courses of liberal study leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts, and courses leading to State Teachers
Page 8 - Such omission was natural for generations when it was not known that there was such a thing as the Science of Education. But that day is surely past. Education is a science and art that requires as special training as any subject. It is surely time now that we should complete the circle of the professions in our universities by doing tardy justice to this one. Their wants in other subjects are being gradually and honorably supplied by the foundation of new chairs, representing new ideas of the age....
Page 5 - This is a case of poetic justice;" but he probably consoled himself by recalling that passage of scripture which reads: "Joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth more than over ninety and nine just persons who need no repentance." In 1854, for want of funds, the Chair of Didactics was abolished at Brown University, her students being thereafter permitted to study education courses in the Rhode Island Normal School, which had been established in Providence. Education did not again find...

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