The Means and Ends of Universal Education by Ira MayhewThe Means and Ends of Universal Education by Ira Mayhew

The Means and Ends of Universal Education

byIra Mayhew

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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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ... UNIVERSAL EDUCATION. CHAPTER I. IN WHAT DOES A CORRECT EDUCATION CONSIST? I call that education which embraces the culture of the wholo man, with all his faculties--subjecting his senses, his understanding, and his passions to reason, to conscience, and to the evangelical laws of the Christian revelation.--De Fellenbehg. From the beginning of human records to the present time, the inferior animals have changed as little as the herbage upon which they feed, or the trees beneath which they find shelter. In one generation, they attain all the perfection of which their nature is susceptible. That Being without whose notice not even a sparrow falls to the ground, has provided for the supply of their wants, and has adapted each to the element in which it moves. To birds he has given a clothing of feathers; and to quadrupeds, of furs, adapted to their latitudes. Where art is requisite in providing food for future want, or in constructing a needful habitation, as in the case of the bee and the beaver, a peculiar aptitude has been bestowed, which, in all the inferior races of animals, has been found adequate to their necessities. The crocodile that issues from its egg in the warm sand, and never sees its parent, becomes, it has been well said, as perfect and as knowing as any crocodile. Not so with man!" He comes into the world," says an eloquent writer, "the most helpless and dependent of living beings, long to continue so. If deserted by parents at an early age, so that he can learn only what the experience of one life may teach him--as to a few individuals has happened, who yet have attained maturity in woods and deserts--he grows up in some respect inferior to the nobler brutes. Now, as regards many regions of the earth, history exhibits the...
Title:The Means and Ends of Universal EducationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:134 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217757596

ISBN - 13:9780217757591