The Teacher's Handbook Of Psychology; On The Basis Of "outlines Of Psychology."

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byJames Sully

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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.1886 Excerpt: ... CHARACTER A COMPLEX RESULT. 401 The power of intelligent choice of what is good can only be exercised when a margin of free activity is secured to the child from the first. The child's own region of spontaneous activity or play must be respected. And as the intelligence expands he must be invited and encouraged to reflect for himself as to what is best for his happiness and usefulness. External control may easily be carried to excess, not only by an exaggerated view of the disciplinarian's function, but also by that eagerness to influence and sway another's actions which springs out of weak affection and a parental habit. The formation of character requires other influences besides that of the educator: the collisions of the individual with external circumstances and the lessons of experience. The teaching of Rousseau, Mr. Spencer, and others, as to the importance of making the young early acquainted, by personal contact and experience, with the laws of the physical and the social world, forms a valuable part of a sound theory of moral education. Even advice is erroneously proffered in cases where it is perfectly safe for a child to be allowed to discover the folly or wisdom of a course for himself. In the moral as in the intellectual region it is indisputable that the child's faculty is far more effectually exercised when he discovers a truth for himself than when he is merely taught it by another. Discipline of the Home and of the School.--The home may be called the nursery-garden of moral character. If the will and moral character are not nourished and strengthened here, they will fare but ill when transplanted to the bleaker surroundings of school-life. In the home the whole of the child's life is in a manner brought under the supervision of the educato...

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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.1886 Excerpt: ... CHARACTER A COMPLEX RESULT. 401 The power of intelligent choice of what is good can only be exercised when a margin of free acti...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217060463

ISBN - 13:9780217060462

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