Documentary History of Education in Upper Canada, Volume 6

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Warwick bros. & Rutter, printers [etc. ], 1899 - Education

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Page 252 - THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN GRADUATE LIBRARY DATE DUE BOOK CARD DO NOT REMOVE A Charge will be...
Page 24 - And be it further enacted, that this act shall be deemed and taken to be a public act, and shall be judicially taken notice of as such by all judges, justices, and others, without being specially pleaded.
Page 104 - If any persons treat us unkindly we must not do the same to them; for Christ and his apostles have taught us not to return evil for evil. If we would obey Christ, we must do to others, not as they do to us, but as we would wish them to do to us.
Page 114 - Black seas ; and all so accurately proportioned that I think only slight errors Would have been found had it been subjected to the test of a scale of miles. A part of this time was taken up in correcting a few mistakes of the pupils ; for the teacher's mind seemed to be in his ear as well as in his hand, and notwithstanding the astonishing celerity of his movements, he detected erroneous answers and turned round to correct them. The rest of the recitation consisted in questions and answers respecting...
Page 132 - ... in book-keeping ; in civil history, ancient and modern ; in natural philosophy ; in botany and zoology ; in mineralogy, where there were hundreds of specimens ; in the endless variety of the exercises in thinking; knowledge of nature, of the world and of society; in Bible history and in Bible knowledge ; — and, as I before said, in no one of these cases did I see a teacher with a book in his hand. His book, — his books, — his library, was in his head. Promptly, without pause, without hesitation,...
Page 103 - But it was soon found that these schemes were impracticable ; and, in 1828, a Committee of the House of Commons, to which were referred the various Reports of the Commissioners of Education, recommended a system to be adopted which should afford, if possible, a combined literary, and a separate religious education, and should be capable of being so far adapted to the views of the religious persuasions which prevail in Ireland as to render it, in truth, a system of national education for the poorer...
Page 25 - I sought for merit wherever it was to be found. It is my boast, that I was the first minister who looked for it, and found it, in the mountains of the North.
Page 111 - Not a single faculty of the mind is occupied except that of imitating sounds; and even the number of these imitations amounts only to twenty-six. A parrot or an idiot could do the same thing. And so of the organs and members of the body. They are condemned to inactivity ; — for the child who stands most like a post is most approved ; nay, he is rebuked if he does not. stand like a post. A head that does not turn to the right or left, an eye that lies moveless in its socket, hands hanging motionless...
Page 125 - The education required for the people is that which will give them the full command of every faculty, both of mind and of body ; which will call into play their powers of observation and reflection ; which will make thinking and reasonable beings of the mere creatures of impulse, prejudice and passion ; that which in a moral sense will give them objects of pursuits and habits of conduct favorable to their own happiness, and to that of the community of which they will form a part ; which, by multiplying...
Page 128 - ... and of deportment, without which he will never obtain the respect and confidence of families ; who possesses a rare mixture of gentleness and firmness...

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