Bulletin, Issues 17-19
The University, 1917 - Education
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Page 25 - There can be no doubt that children should be taught those useful things which are really necessary, but not all useful things ; for occupations are divided into liberal and illiberal; and to young children should be imparted only such kinds of knowledge as will be useful to them without vulgarizing them.
Page 145 - The unusual feature of the book is that the food lessons begin with "combinations of food suitable for school or picnic luncheons." The book, however, is essentially a cook-book. "Domestic Science" by Ida Clark Hood. The purpose of this book as stated by the author is to furnish a text for seventh and eighth grade work. It gives much attention to the history of food, to its composition, and to its nutritive value, with very few recipes. She also suggests much supplementary work. For reading lesson...
Page 218 - ... to put into German short English sentences taken from the language of everyday life or based upon the text given for translation, and to answer questions upon the rudiments of the grammar, as defined below.
Page 284 - It means merely that such instruction should be given at the psychological and social moment when the boy's interests are such as to make the instruction function effectively in his processes of growth. A distinction should be made between the " needs of present growth " and immediate, objective utility. As a boy's mental and social horizon broadens with the processes of education, he will become inquisitive about facts and relations perhaps long before he has direct "use for them in the affairs...
Page 218 - THE WORK TO BE DONE During the first year the work should comprise: 1. Careful drill in pronunciation. 2. The rudiments of grammar, including the inflection of the regular and the more common irregular verbs, the plural nouns, the inflection of adjectives, participles, and pronouns; the use of personal pronouns, common adverbs, prepositions, and conjunctions; the order of words in the sentence, and the elementary rules of syntax.
Page 175 - This is in accord with the experience of every teacher of handwork ; he knows that the easiest and quickest way to get a boy to hold and use a tool correctly is to show him how to do it. Often it is not necessary to speak a word; to do the thing in his presence is sufficient.
Page 175 - ... and the only way in which this can be done is by reducing the supply or quantity offered in market, or else by increasing the demand.
Page 271 - Physical science, its methods, its problems, and its difficulties, will meet the poorest boy at every turn, and yet we educate him in such a manner that he shall enter the world as ignorant of the existence of the methods and facts of science as the day he was born. The modern world is full of artillery; and we turn out our children to do battle in it, equipped with the shield and sword of an ancient gladiator.
Page 219 - Alarcon or Antonio de Trueba. Every secondary school in which Spanish is taught should have in its library several Spanish-English and English-Spanish dictionaries, the all-Spanish dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy, one or more manuals of the history of Spanish literature, such as that by Fitzmaurice-Kelly, and Ticknor's History of Spanish Literature.
Page 271 - ... poorest boy at every turn, and yet we educate him in such a manner that he shall enter the world as ignorant of the existence of the methods and facts of science as the day he was born. The modern world is full of artillery ; and we turn out our children to do battle in it, equipped with the shield and sword of an ancient gladiator. Posterity will cry shame on us if we do not remedy this deplorable state of things.