The Evolution of the Educational Ideal

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byMabel Irene Emerson

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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. 1914. Excerpt: ... XII THE AMERICAN COMMON SCHOOL In America the development of the Public School System as it is known to-day has been slow and tedious. Some of the causes of this have been, the traditional ideal of education brought from England; the institution of slavery; the increasing percentage of foreign population; the differing demands of city and rural life; the racial question; and economic problems. Though hampered by these unusual conditions, it has gradually become the belief of the nation that the prosperity of the nation and the welfare of the people depend not only on giving every child instruction, but also in inspiring and helping him to utilize his knowledge. The history of education in America may be traced through three distinct periods: the colonial; the period from the Revolution to the Rebellion; and the modern period. In the early colonial days education and religion were inseparably connected. It was the necessity for guarding the religious welfare of the colonies that led to the establishment of the public schools for the training of youth for the ministry. In many of the early colonies the church and the schoolhouse stood side by side. Both the first settlers in Virginia and the colonists outside of Massachusetts Bay retained for a long time their love for the customs and manners of the mother land. In the South many of the colonists were proprietors of large estates, and cherished a feeling of aristocratic exclusiveness not found in the more enterprising people of New England. The children of these Southern colonists were instructed by tutors at home or in parish schools, and the girls had practically no intellectual training. The isolation of these large estates made it impracticable, even if there had been a demand for them, to establish pub...

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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. 1914. Excerpt: ... XII THE AMERICAN COMMON SCHOOL In America the development of the Public School System as it is known to-day has been slow and ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217322360

ISBN - 13:9780217322362

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