Agricultural Education In The Public Schools; A Study Of Its Development With Particular Reference…

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byBenjamin Marshall Davis

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV TEXTBOOKS One striking1 evidence of the growing interest in agricultural education in elementary and secondary schools is the number of textbooks on agriculture that have appeared in recent years.1 Of the seventy-five or more textbooks on this subject nearly forty have been published since 1900. An excellent account of the textbooks of agriculture, including historical aspects, was written by L. H. Bailey in 1903 (171). The present discussion will therefore be confined chiefly to the textbooks published since 1903. In this period of seven years at least twenty-eight textbooks of various kinds have been written. Emphasis should be put on various, for the diversity of plan and treatment of the subject in these books makes it difficult to find a basis of classification. They will be considered in tmV discussion as three types: for elementary schools, for secondary schools, and for teachers. Most elementary textbooks are informational in character. The subject is generally presented in clear and simple language easily within the grasp of the pupil. It is assumed that the pupil has had sufficient concrete experiences with agricultural matters, and that the text will help him to interpret these experiences. There is a minimum of effort required of the pupil to find out things for himself. Questions are often given at the end of each chapter, but they are usually merely a summary 'It is possible that this statement should be qualified, for the number of books published does not indicate the number in actual use. A quotation from a private letter written by the editor of one of the largest publishing companies of agricultural books is significant: "Outside of one textbook published by a Boston house, I do not believe there is another...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV TEXTBOOKS One striking1 evidence of the growing interest in agricultural education in elementary a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021776987X

ISBN - 13:9780217769877

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