The Philosophy of School Management by Arnold TompkinsThe Philosophy of School Management by Arnold Tompkins

The Philosophy of School Management

byArnold Tompkins

Paperback | February 8, 2012

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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.1895 Excerpt: ... THE ORGANISM EXECUTING THE LAW. While the organism extends out to the limit of the school consciousness, and includes the whole of society, the focal centre of the organism is in the unity of teacher and pupil; and the work of the organism is executed inthis active unity, for which we have been preparing. The teacher, with qualifications as before enumerated, now confronts pupils under the conditions as before specified; and the school which existed only in the thought and purpose of society becomes a concrete, living, moving reality. The school is now in the active process of realizing the instruction for which it was organized; but in the process it secures an end not in the idea which gave birth to the organism. While the school, as does a machine, consumes much of the energy which it is supposed to apply, yet it makes good the loss in being an educative force in and of itself. In this case the instrument is not something apart from the material on which it operates. The pupil to be taught is a part of the instrument by which he is taught; the institutional life is his own life, and he is necessarily trained into certain forms, habits, and principles of ethical conduct. While the school is primarily organized to give instruction in all that pertains to human life and human welfare, including morals, it happens that the power of the school in ethical training, inherent in the organism itself, more than compensates for the friction of the organism; and this must be taken into the account when estimating educative forces. The organism, then, in executing the law, does so by serving as a means of instruction; and, while doing so, it trains the pupil in rational self-control and in the spirit and forms of institutional life. While ethical teaching belongs to ...
Title:The Philosophy of School ManagementFormat:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217102921

ISBN - 13:9780217102926