Studies and Observations in the School-room by Henry Elton KratzStudies and Observations in the School-room by Henry Elton Kratz

Studies and Observations in the School-room

byHenry Elton Kratz

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER Vn CHILDREN'S READING The schools of to-day which are proving themselves most efficient in training up good citizens, are those which are studying conditions outside of the schoolroom and are shaping instruction and training, so as to prepare the pupils for active participation in the world's work. They are also studying conditions and influences outside of the school-room, in order to improve them and overcome, as far as possible, those that are adverse to the children's best development. Observing teachers have learned that the books read outside of school often exercise a more powerful influence in the moulding and building of character than those studied in school. Too frequently the teacher is confronted with the sad fact that the reading of trashy stories, stories presenting low and unworthy motives and ideals, is neutralizing all efforts on her part to build up right habits and worthy conduct. Recognizing the duty and privilege of the school to reach outside of the school-room, and try to shape the reading of the pupils, the following communication was sent out from the superintendent's office: In this age of books, children will read. They will read either that which is helpful and uplifting, or harmful and demoralizing. Unless aided by those of maturer and wiser judgment, they will read either kind with about the same avidity. Under these conditions, teachers must interest themselves in the best reading for boys and girls, so that they may wisely direct the reading of their pupils. The first plain duty is that each teacher acquaints herself with the reading in which her pupils are indulging. It was believed that the best way to secure this necessary information was to present the matter, in the form of a language...
Title:Studies and Observations in the School-roomFormat:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217877419

ISBN - 13:9780217877411

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