Common Sense In Education And Teaching; An Introduction To Practice by Percy Arthur BarnettCommon Sense In Education And Teaching; An Introduction To Practice by Percy Arthur Barnett

Common Sense In Education And Teaching; An Introduction To Practice

byPercy Arthur Barnett

Paperback | January 15, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1899. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... 289 CHAPTER XII THE MAKING OF THE TEACHER "Such address and intelligence as I chance to possess," said Mr. Micawber, "will be devoted to my friend Heep's service. I have already some acquaintance with the law--as a defendant on civil process."--David Copperfield, chap, xxxvi. It ought not to be necessary to prove to this generation the need for some technical preparation of its Snociil 1S3. teachers for their work. The whole trend of., Hon or the time is to division of labour, and if or-function dinary men and woman are to discharge makes the special functions satisfactorily, one would,minmsf naturally think that they must have some-eac ersa,--. necessity thing besides the ordinary training. The butcher, the baker, the candlestick-maker, are all inducted under supervision into the practice of their respective crafts, and they must all be the better for it, or else the practice of training them for their work would long ago have been discontinued. The work of teaching is not such work as can be undertaken by any one "dumped " into it at any time of life without preparation. At the same time the opposition to the special training of teachers, such as it is, should not be dismissed as mere obscurantism or prejudice. It is based partly on a very wholesome sense of the primary importance and effectualness of a liberal education as a preparation for any profession; it is a protest against the excessive specialisation which makes men one-eyed and oneYet opposi-.....-,. tion to the sided. If a liberal education is the chief thing training of necessary in any walk of life, it is most induteachers is bitably indispensable to those who are to teach not mere others how to walk through life, more necessary prejudice,,. than any other part of their equipment. And a teacher's ...
Title:Common Sense In Education And Teaching; An Introduction To PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:114 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217192912

ISBN - 13:9780217192910