Types of Schools for Boys

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Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1917 - 318 páginas
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Página 296 - 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...
Página 296 - ... to society. The school cannot be a preparation for social life excepting as it reproduces, within itself, the typical conditions of social life. The school at present is engaged largely upon the futile task of Sisyphus.
Página 9 - According to this document, the donors proposed " to lay the foundation of a public free SCHOOL or ACADEMY for the purpose of instructing Youth, not only in English and Latin Grammar, Writing, Arithmetic, and those Sciences wherein they are commonly taught; but more especially to learn them the GREAT END AND REAL BUSINESS OF LIVING.
Página 209 - ... and it is further ordered, that where any town shall increase to the number of one hundred families or householders they shall set up a grammar school, the master thereof being able to instruct youth so far as they may be fitted for the university...
Página 208 - Of endowing a school of the highest class for boys, in which they may obtain an education which shall fit them either for college or business, including thorough intellectual training in the various branches of learning...
Página 165 - I took a good deal o' pains with his eddication, sir; let him run in the streets when he was wery young, and shift for his-self. It's the only way to make a boy sharp, sir.
Página 183 - It is a good divine that follows his own instructions; I can easier teach twenty what were good to be done than to be one of the twenty to follow mine own teaching.
Página 211 - Green fields and trees, streams and ponds, beautiful scenery, flowers, and minerals, are educators. The things which are seen are very valuable, and may be used to teach of Him who made them, and thus of the things unseen. Religious teaching and training for beings such as we are is all important. The things of this world are engrossing ; but boys ought to be trained not only for this life, but so as to enter into and enjoy eternal and unseen realities.
Página 181 - Shall I tell him to mind his work, and say he's sent to school to make himself a good scholar ? Well, but he isn't sent to school for that — at any rate, not for that mainly. I don't care a straw for Greek particles, or the digamma, no more does his mother. What is he sent to school for ? Well, partly because he wanted so to go. If he'll only turn out a brave, helpful, truth-telling Englishman, and a gentleman, and a Christian, that's all I want...
Página 10 - But, above all, it is expected, that the Master's attention to the disposition of the minds and morals of the youth, under his charge, will exceed every other care ; well considering that, though goodness without knowledge (as it respects others) is weak and feeble ; yet knowledge without goodness is dangerous ; and that both united, form the noblest character, and lay the surest foundation of usefulness to mankind.

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