German Letters On English Education

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byLudwig Adolf Wiese

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...the examinations, because an institution which carries through none or only a few scholars loses confidence with the public. But the public in this case may be greatly deceived; and we in Germany consider this very stimulus unsuited for the teachers as well as for the pupils, and we do not wish to see the quiet course of instruction disturbed in the manner in which it is done in England. We regard the school as too good a thing for such a purpose; it has higher aims than those of a "racing stable," as some one in England expressed himself in speaking of its schools. It not unfrequently happens that boys of no more than fourteen years, who have over-exerted themselves in order to gain a scholarship, afterwards, especially if they have not succeeded in the race and have not gained a prize, are for a long time exhausted, incapable, and unwilling to work. We, too, have scholarships in many of our schools, and know that they may be a great blessing; but they are given according to the judgment of the teachers to pupils who need them and have recommended themselves by their diligence, their progress, and their good conduct. In England I have heard some teachers complain of " the scholarship-hunting fever " among their pupils; and the same is continued at the university, which is to many only "a goose that lays golden eggs, and their object is to get as many of them as they can." The golden eggs are the exhibitions and fellowships. It is the opinion of English university professors that the method of preparing for the examinations inflicts only too often an irreparable injury, and destroys all freedom in the pursuit of learning and science; nothing is studied from a love of the subject, but only as a means of...

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...the examinations, because an institution which carries through none or only a few scholars loses confidence wit...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217847145

ISBN - 13:9780217847148

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