Literature in the Common Schools by John Harrington CoxLiterature in the Common Schools by John Harrington Cox

Literature in the Common Schools

byJohn Harrington Cox

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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. 1908. Excerpt: ... COURSE OF STUDY A NY such course as the following can be, at best, but tentative. Modifications must necessarily be made. Classes of pupils of the same age vary more or less in different localities and from year to year in the same locality. These variations are not only in intellectual ability but in fineness of temper, in home training, in manners, and in taste. All these things must be taken into consideration by the teacher. Things suited to a certain grade class may be too elementary or too advanced for a class in the same grade another year. Then, too, the lines of demarcation between the grades are not hard and fast. Indeed, there may be frequently no practical difference in the ability or the needs of contiguous grades. The demarcation between the fourth and fifth grades in such a subject as history or literature may at times be hard to find. Where the material differs so little in quality, logical order should determine the presentation. The psychological development of the child is the true basis for classification of literature as it is for any other subject. Here of course general statements only can be made and general conditions applied. Any scheme must be more or less elastic. It must be adapted, not adopted, in order to be efficient. The following suggested course of study does not pretend to be exhaustive. It aims to provide a methodical, comprehensive, and articulated series of studies for all the grades. The amount of work for each grade is judged to be such that the average teacher may hope to complete it. Additional work is provided in a later chapter. Two objects are constantly kept in mind: First, material that is intrinsically interesting and suitable. Second, material that will furnish an equipment for an intelligent and pleasurab...
Title:Literature in the Common SchoolsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217507603

ISBN - 13:9780217507608