Teaching in Three Continents: Personal Notes on the Educational Systems of the World

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Cassell, 1891 - Education - 344 pages

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Page 205 - To elevate the character and advance the interests of the profession of teaching, and to promote the cause of popular education in the United States.
Page 146 - Nature, the old nurse, took The child upon her knee, Saying: "Here is a story-book Thy Father has written for thee." " Come, wander with me," she said, " Into regions yet untrod ; And read what is still unread In the manuscripts of God." And he wandered away and away With Nature, the dear old nurse, Who sang to him night and day The rhymes of the universe. And whenever the way seemed long, Or his heart began to fail, She would sing a more wonderful song, Or tell a more marvellous tale.
Page 110 - technical instruction" shall mean instruction in the principles of science and art applicable to industries, and in the application of special branches of science and art to specific industries or employments.
Page 146 - And Nature, the old nurse, took The child upon her knee, Saying : " Here is a story-book Thy Father has written for thee." " Come, wander with me," she said, " Into regions yet untrod ; And read what is still unread In the manuscripts of God.
Page 129 - ... repetition of the ornaments, previously executed, in the form of sketches, with dimensions attached to them ; drawing the requisite sections for this purpose ; reproducing the sections as measured sketches ; study of the various tools used in working wood, hammer, mallet, chisel, gimlet, center-bit, brace, screw-driver, compasses, square, marking-gauge, saws of different kinds, jack-plane, trying-plane, smoothing-plane, files and rasps, level. Theoretical and practical lessons in the above. Planing...
Page 294 - No pupil shall be allowed to be absent more than one day to attend any picnic party, and only when previous request for the same has been made to the teacher by the parent or guardian of the pupil. Any violation of this regulation shall be deemed sufficient cause for suspension.
Page 4 - The parent who sends his son into the world uneducated, defrauds the community of a lawful citizen, and bequeaths to it a nuisance.
Page 118 - Manual training is training in thought-expression by other means than gesture and verbal language, in such a carefully graded course of study as shall also provide adequate training for the judgment and the executive faculty.
Page 202 - At least one Saturday in each month during which the public schools may be in progress shall be devoted to township institutes, or model schools for the improvement of the teachers; and two Saturdays may be appropriated, at the discretion of the township trustee of any township.
Page 79 - In it children under six, build, plait, fold, model, sing, act, in short, they learn in play to work, to construct, to invent, to relate, and speak correctly, and— what is the best of all — to love each other, to be kind to each other, to help each other.

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