Principles Of Education Practically Applied

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byJames Mickleborough Greenwood

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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.1887 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. ONLY A BOY. "A very peculiar boy, and the teacher does not understand him," is the confiding mother's verdict nine times out of ten. Teachers, have you not already formed the acquaintance of the "peculiar boy" as interpreted by his affectionate but misguided mother? Have you not analyzed the ingredients of this "peculiar boy's mind," and tested them in the educational balance? Have you not studied his mental characteristics and traced each one to its most secret hiding-place? Have you not mapped every emotion, affection, and desire, then divided and subdivided, and separated the true from the false, and ascertained by so doing that "this peculiar boy" had much in common with other boys? Did you take "this peculiar boy " mentally to pieces, and find out by an examination of his intellectual and moral mechanism that he was a well-contrived and well-made human machine, capable of doing good work if only properly regulated and directed? But here comes the boy himself. He stands before us. He knows that he is "a peculiar boy." His mother has said so a thousand times, and he has heard her every time. She ascribes his singular disposition to changes in the weather and other like occult influences, all of which speculations assist the boy in playing a dual existence, and changing from one to the other so readily that his mother is unable to detect the deception. I have yet to see the "peculiar boy n free from deception. Peculiarity--or his peculiarity--may assume a thousand different forms of mind and body. Not long since I had the satisfaction of watching a "peculiar boy" for fifteen minutes while his grown sister explained to the teacher some of the peculiarities of this "peculiar boy," the chief of which was that he was "unmanageable at home, and th...

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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.1887 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. ONLY A BOY. "A very peculiar boy, and the teacher does not understand him," is the confiding mother's verdict nine ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217975712

ISBN - 13:9780217975711

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