Social Aspects of Education: A Book of Sources and Original Discussions with Annotated Bibliographies

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Macmillan Company, 1912 - 425 páginas
 

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Página 206 - What the best and wisest parent wants for his own child, that must the community want for all of its children. Any other ideal for our schools is narrow and unlovely ; acted upon, it destroys our democracy.
Página 59 - To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the training of the child, and to develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for every child the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.
Página 105 - It is too late ! Ah, nothing is too late Till the tired heart shall cease to palpitate.
Página 105 - CEdipus, and Simonides Bore off the prize of verse from his compeers, When each had numbered more than fourscore years, And Theophrastus, at fourscore and ten, Had but begun his Characters of Men.
Página 336 - True; therefore doth Heaven divide The state of man in divers functions, Setting endeavor in continual motion ; To which is fixed, as an aim or butt, Obedience ; for so work the honey bees ; Creatures, that, by a rule in nature, teach The act of order to a peopled kingdom.
Página 213 - The introduction of active occupations, of nature study, of elementary science, of art, of history; the relegation of the merely symbolic and formal to a secondary position; the change in the moral school atmosphere, in the relation of pupils and teachers — of discipline; the introduction of more active, expressive, and selfdirecting factors — all these are not mere accidents, they are necessities of the larger social evolution.
Página 213 - To do this means to make each one of our schools an embryonic community life, active with types of occupations that reflect the life of the larger society and permeated throughout with the spirit of art, history, and science.
Página 210 - ... necessities of community life, and as ways in which these needs have been met by the growing insight and ingenuity of man; in short, as instrumentalities through which the school itself shall be made a genuine form of active community life, instead of a place set apart in which to learn lessons.
Página 212 - The great thing to keep in mind, then, regarding the introduction into the school of various forms of active occupation, is that through them the entire spirit of the school is renewed. It has a chance to affiliate itself with life, to become the child's habitat, where he learns through directed living, instead of being only a place to learn lessons having an abstract and remote reference to some possible living to be done in the future.
Página 412 - The only way to prepare for social life is to engage in social life. To form habits of social usefulness and serviceableness apart from any direct social need and motive, apart from any existing social situation, is, to the letter, teaching the child to swim by going through motions outside of the water.

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