The Rural School from Within

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byMarion Greenleaf Kirkpatrick

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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. 1917. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXI Our Teacher The lack of harmony between the child's nature and his needs is largely responsible for the strong desire of so many to leave school early. This also has much to answer for as regards his behavior while in school. Superintendents of reform schools and reformatories have experiences that should bring the blush to those who are responsible for the public school. Many a boy is taken from his home and his home school because he is incorrigible, and when taken to one of the above industrial institutions at once conforms to the rules and regulations and is pronounced number one in deportment and studies. The mistake is often the teacher, but more frequently it is the curriculum. The boy of twelve to fourteen is not likely to have an objective interest, especially if such an interest be very remote. In my first experience as a teacher I was far from satisfied with the results. My regard for the pupils was so high that after all these years I think of none of them but with pleasure. My two inflictions of corporal punishment, to which I have alluded in former chapters, are not half of all the corporal punishments that I have given in twenty-five years, but in the light of past experience I can see no reason to regret those punishments, although regrets for many things that I did not do are innumerable. In not accepting the school for the second year, I refused on the grounds that I was unprepared for the work. In this school there was a large primary class, and I had done no more for them in nine months than a good primary teacher could do in nine days. The difference between what I did and what a good teacher could have done was greater than would appear at first sight. What they had been taught was very little, and that little was so impe...

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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. 1917. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXI Our Teacher The lack of harmony between the child's nature and his needs is largely responsible for the strong des...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217283292

ISBN - 13:9780217283298

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