Common Sense In Education And Teaching; An Introduction To Practice

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byPercy Arthur Barnett

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...fair education are unable to stress an italicised word. It is a question, no doubt, of intelligent apprehension; and a few experiments serve to show that much reading aloud is done almost mechanically, by the eye alone, the mind being only partially interested and partially employed. The ordinary reading lesson in places where they teach reading cultivates this senseless habit only too often. Unskilled readers tend to lay emphasis almost invariably on the last word of a sentence, except of course when it is a particle; and in fact our English sentences do generally require this usage. But the drift of a sentence, and therefore its intelligent reproduction, can always be most easily reached by the practice of finding out and stressing the word which the author means to be the key-word. Simultaneous reading or speaking is hardly ever defen-Simul-sible, except on grounds which are a reproach taneousor to organisation--that is when classes are so collective excessively large that otherwise the bulk of the reading pupils get no practice. It causes shouting, it promotes uniformity and sing-song, it gives the lazy boy the opportunity of shirking, it spoils the natural voice, and it is a terror to civilised ears. If it must be used, then the class should be trained to read or speak in a very subdued manner; but it may well be believed that it is better that some pupils should get too little practice rather than the whole class should be demoralised by simultaneous intoning. Sofar what we have said ought to applyto youngerpupils only--to classes of children between the ages of seven and thirteen or fourteen. The reading lesson after these Distinctness stages should be rather a means of keeping up always the habit of precision and distinctness, properly...

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...fair education are unable to stress an italicised word. It is a question, no doubt, of intelligent apprehension; and a ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217192769

ISBN - 13:9780217192767

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