Socializing The Three R's

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byRuth Mary Weeks

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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. 1919. Excerpt: ... THE WORLD TO-DAY In the space of this short study, a complete and scientific sociological basis for modern education can scarcely be erected. We can take at best but a sweeping glance at the outstanding features of the American world by and for which we must shape our program. Yet some such preliminary survey, inadequate though it be, is necessary to give us landmarks for our discussion and to point out the paths along which childhood can be led through reading, writing, arithmetic, history, games, art, science, and manual training into a clearer understanding of the world which soon will be for better or for worse, the stuff and partner of its destiny. 1 Culture In America Far more striking for some years past than even our strident and overadvertised materialism, has been the rapidly widening circle of culture and education in the United States. Vast numbers of people, for instance, are to-day forming the habit of reading who till recently either did not read at all or else read slowly and painfully, spelling out syllable by syllable the evening paper or an infrequent letter. The trashy novels, cheap magazines, and yellow journals which convince some critics that literature is going to the dogs, are really a hopeful sign. They do not complicate the task of reading by any difficulty in understanding their substance, and thus they train persons to like to read for whom the sheer physical difficulty of rapid reading had been an insuperable barrier to enjoyment. From the cheap novel and flashy journal, such persons graduate, not into Thackeray and Jane Austen, to be sure, but into substantial periodicals like The World's Work and the good newspapers, and a new reading public accessible to ideas and information is created. In the school, too, the application...

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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. 1919. Excerpt: ... THE WORLD TO-DAY In the space of this short study, a complete and scientific sociological basis for modern education can scarc...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217997740

ISBN - 13:9780217997744

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