Mr. Mann's Seventh Annual Report: Education in Europe

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Page 177 - ... it shall be the duty of such instructors to endeavor to lead their pupils, as their ages and capacities will admit, into a clear understanding of the tendency of the above-mentioned virtues to preserve and perfect a republican constitution, and secure the blessings of liberty, as well as to promote their future happiness, and also to point out to them the evil tendency of the opposite vices.
Page 196 - They beseech us to exchange the luxuries of sense for the joys of charity, and thus give to the world the example of a nation whose wisdom increases with its prosperity, and whose virtues are equal to its power. For these ends they enjoin upon us a more earnest, a more universal, a more religious devotion of our exertions and resources to the culture of the youthful mind and heart of the nation. Their gathered voices assert the eternal truth that, in a republic, ignorance is a crime ; and that private...
Page 137 - They rose ia their seats, they flung out both hands, their eyes kindled, and their voices became almost vociferous as they cried out the names of the different places, which under the magic of the teacher's crayon rose into view. Within ten minutes from the commencement of the lesson, there stood upon the...
Page 116 - Before the child is even permitted to learn his letters, he is under conversational instruction, frequently for six months or a year ; and then a single week is sufficient to introduce him into intelligible and accurate plain reading.
Page 145 - Music was not only tanght in school as an accomplishment, but used as a recreation. It is a moral means of great efficacy. Its practice promotes health ; it disarms anger, softens rough and turbulent natures, socializes, and brings the whole mind, as it were, into a state of fusion, from which condition the teacher can mould it into what forms he will, as it cools and hardens.
Page 88 - And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.
Page 73 - Those who, at the present day, would reject an improvement because of the place of its oiigin, belong to the same school of bigotry with those who inquired if any good could come out of Nazareth; and what infinite blessings would the world have lost had that party been punished by success...
Page 130 - ... separating the processes, or rules, so much as we do from each other. The pupils proceed less by rule, more by an understanding of the subject. It often happens to our children that while engaged in one rule, they forget a preceding. Hence, many of our best teachers have frequent reviews. But there, as I stated above, the youngest classes of children were taught addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, promiscuously, in Ilic same lesson. And so it was in the later stages. The mind...
Page 82 - But a man who is born deaf, dumb, and blind is looked upon by the law as in the same state with an idiot : he being supposed incapable of any understanding, as wanting all those senses which furnish the human mind with ideas.
Page 178 - live peaceably with all men" (Horn. с!Цхн. v. 17), even with those of a different religious persuasion. Our Saviour, Christ, commanded his disciples to "love one another." He taught them to love even their enemies, to bless those that cursed them, and to pray for those who persecuted them. He himself prayed for his murderers. Many men hold erroneous doctrines, bat we ought not to hate or persecute them.

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