An Outline of the History of Educational Theories in England

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byHarry Thiselton Mark

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899. Excerpt: ... forward this process of simplification, "never once quoting Euclid, nor perplexing the learner with (to him unintelligible) demonstrations." Arithmetic, geometry, and algebra were in this way being clearly marked off from one another, and graphic methods had recently come into use. Then follows the passage already quoted as to the gradation of studies. In a short essay on The Education of Youth Made More Easy, the same writer distinguishes the scholar in Latin and Greek from the clerk who has skill in writing and accounts. Several ingenious gentlemen, he says, had entered their protests against the common practice of instruction in the learned languages, the "other part" of education being of much more general use in life. In this connection, Webster refers to a small treatise, entitled An Essay on the Proper Metlwd for Forming the Man of Business, as the only writing on commercial education of which he was aware. Yet not every part of education is applicable to every person. "The prevailing method of education at present is, without any regard to the child's capacity or distinction with respect to the future figure we intend he shall make in the world, as soon as he can stammer over a chapter in the Bible immediately to send the boy to the Latin school, where, instead of studying his own language and improving in the necessary qualifications of reading it distinctly, he is unreasonably entered upon Latin grammar, and not only perplexed with abstruse terms of art, but confounded with rules written in a language he is altogether a stranger to." After perhaps seven years the boy is found to make no headway, or his parents' wishes for him change, and he is sent not infrequently to the writing school to be qualified for trade or business, and the little Latin...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899. Excerpt: ... forward this process of simplification, "never once quoting Euclid, nor perplexing the learner with (to him unintelligible) de...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217775144

ISBN - 13:9780217775144

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