Prize essay on adult education, and how to promote it

Paperback | January 30, 2012

byWilliam John Bullock

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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. 1861. Excerpt: ... easily acted upon. How to develope them is a most momentous question, and one which will only be fully answered by the experience of many for some years to come. The following suggestions, however, will, I betteve, hasten that highly desired period when these places of Education shall bear more than a name--when they shall be a reality indeed. If there is one point of importance before another, to ensure the success desired, it is in the selection of the Executive, viz: the Secretary, Treasurer, Committee, and Librarian; but most of all, the Secretary. This office is too often carried on, year after year, in a listless manner, with plenty of talk and little work. When a vacancy occurs, little or no reflection is used as to who is the practical, energetic, intelligent man for this office, on which the success or failure so largely depends. Often it is filled accidentally, at the annual meeting, by some one who accepts the office as a compliment; instead of well considering the merits of many, and trying hard to get "the right man in the right place." Again, when there is a good secretary, his freedom of action is curtailed, and his usefulness stunted in its growth, by the petty jealousies sometimes existing in committee. "They have not been consulted," or, "the thing has not been well talked over in committee," when all the time good only would have resulted to the Institute, and credit to the committee. Delays of weeks often occur, when, if the secretary had that freedom he should have, the next post may have decided the matter. Of course in matters of expenditure he should be under the control of the committee, but in such a subject as classes, too much freedom cannot well be given to him. He should never be chosen, unless he possesses the committee's en...

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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. 1861. Excerpt: ... easily acted upon. How to develope them is a most momentous question, and one which will only be fully answered by the experie...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:22 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217034721

ISBN - 13:9780217034722

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