Annual Report of the Department of Education to the General Assembly of the State of Georgia

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Page 370 - ... such impulses may be. Consequently ethical character is at once involved in all the other objectives and at the same time requires specific consideration in any program of national education. This commission, therefore, regards the following as the main objectives of education: 1. Health. 2. Command of fundamental processes. 3. Worthy homemembership. 4. Vocation. 5. Citizenship. 6. Worthy use of leisure. 7. Ethical character.
Page 369 - At present only about one-third of the pupils who enter the first year of the elementary school reach the four-year high school, and only about one in nine is graduated. Of those who enter the seventh school year, only one-half to two-thirds reach the first year of the four-year high school. Of those who enter the four-year high school about one-third leave before the beginning of the second year, about one-half are gone before the beginning of the third year, and fewer than one-third are graduated.
Page 369 - In order to determine the main objectives that should guide education in a democracy it is necessary to analyze the activities of the individual. Normally he is a member of a family, of a vocational group, and of various civic groups, and by virtue of these relationships he is called upon to engage in activities that enrich the family life, to render important vocational services to his fellows, and to promote the common welfare.
Page 370 - To discharge the duties of life and to benefit from leisure, one must have good health. The health of the individual is essential also to the vitality of the race and to the defense of the Nation.
Page 370 - There are various processes, such as reading, writing, arithmetical computations, and oral and written expression, that are needed as tools in the affairs of life. Consequently, command of these fundamental processes, while not an end in itself, is nevertheless an indispensable objective.
Page 303 - In its fixed requirements, the college has deliberately broken away from what it considers many of the false fashions of the past. It believes that women have interests and ambitions and spheres of usefulness peculiarly their own; it believes that there are fields of work for women which call for new courses of study; it believes that the education of girls should be vitally concerned first about matters of health and character and personality; it believes that all the sciences and arts should be...
Page 369 - Aside from the immediate discharge of these specific duties, every individual should have a margin of time for the cultivation of personal and social interests. This leisure, if worthily used, will recreate his powers and enlarge and enrich life, thereby making him better able to meet his responsibilities.
Page 338 - ... 2. Be it further enacted, That all fees received from the inspection of fertilizers, oils, and all other inspection fees received by the Department of Agriculture in this state, after the present year, over the expenses of such inspection, and after any portion of said fund otherwise appropriated, shall be used as a fund for the purpose of establishing and maintaining such schools...
Page 370 - ... is, upon conduct founded upon right principles, clearly perceived and loyally adhered to. Good citizenship, vocational excellence, and the worthy use of leisure go hand in hand with ethical character; they are at once the fruits of sterling character and the channels through which such character is developed and made manifest. On the one hand, character is meaningless apart from the will to discharge the duties of life...
Page 371 - ... Vocation. 5. Citizenship. 6. Worthy use of leisure. 7. Ethical character. The naming of the above objectives is not intended to imply that the process of education can be divided into separated fields This can not be, since the pupil is indivisible. Nor is the analysis all-inclusive. Nevertheless, we believe that distinguishing and naming these objectives will aid in directing efforts; and we hold that they should constitute the principal aims in education.

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