Elementary Schools, How To Increase Their Utility; Being Six Lectures Delivered To The Managers Of…

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bySir William Bousfield

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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. 1890. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... I have before me, from twenty-nine per cent. to seventeen per cent. There may be, as we shall presently see, a reason for that. And here I should like to refer to the splendid work which was done by a committee which was "to consider the present subjects and modes of instruction in the Board Schools, and to report whether such changes can be made as shall secure that children leaving school shall be more fitted than they now are to perform the duties and work of life before them." Giving you in barest outline what happened, I may tell you that the committee held twenty-two meetings, and took a large body of evidence. They started with such a definition of education as that which I have put before you in almost the same words, and their report points out that "the greater part of the benefits of education are moral benefits, and that fearless truth, bravery, honour, activity, manly skill, temperance, hardihood, welded into a great national character, are objects of national education." But when we come to inquire if the present system does produce such harmonious development of all the children's faculties, bodily and mentally, that they leave school fitted, as far as possible, for the battle of life, there is an almost universal consensus ot opinion in the negative on the part of witnesses of all classes. Professor Huxley's utterance at Manchester, in November, 1888, is quoted as a summary. "Elementary education is too bookish--too little practical. The child is brought too little into contact with actual facts and things, and there is no education of those particular faculties which are of the utmost importance to individual life--the faculty of accurate work, and the faculty of dealing with things instead of words." Then the committee goes on to report certain...

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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. 1890. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... I have before me, from twenty-nine per cent. to seventeen per cent. There may be, as we shall presently see, a reason for that. And h...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217469698

ISBN - 13:9780217469692

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