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Talks To Teachers On Psychology: And To Students On Some Of Life's Ideals: Original Text

Talks To Teachers On Psychology: And To Students On Some Of Life's Ideals: Original Text (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By James, William

In the general activity and uprising of ideal interests which every one with an eye for fact can discern all about us in American life, there is perhaps no more promising feature than the fermentation which for a dozen years or more has been going on among the teachers. In whatev...er sphere of education their functions may lie, there is to be seen among them a really inspiring amount of searching of the heart about the highest concerns of their profession. The renovation of nations begins always at the top, among the reflective members of the State, and spreads slowly outward and downward. The teachers of this country, one may say, have its future in their hands. The earnestness which they at present show in striving to enlighten and strengthen themselves is an index of the nation's probabilities of advance in all ideal directions. The outward organization of education which we have in our United States is perhaps, on the whole, the best organization that exists in any country. The State school systems give a diversity and flexibility, an opportunity for experiment and keenness of competition, nowhere else to be found on such an important scale. The independence of so many of the colleges and universities; the give and take of students and instructors between them all; their emulation, and their happy organic relations to the lower schools; the traditions of instruction in them, evolved from the older American recitation-method (and so avoiding on the one hand the pure lecture-system prevalent in Germany and Scotland, which considers too little the individual student, and yet not involving the sacrifice of the instructor to the individual student, which the English tutorial system would seem too often to entail), -all these things (to say nothing of that coeducation of the sexes in whose benefits so many of us heartily believe), all these things, I say, are most happy features of our scholastic life, and from them the most sanguine auguries may be drawn
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ISBN 9798608468797
Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
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ISBN-13 9798608468797
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Status Not currently available
Publisher Independently Published
Imprint Independently Published
Released 4 Feb 2020
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By James, William
Category History
Philosophy Of Mind
Education
Number of Pages 130
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 7mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 181g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Education & Teaching
ONIX Text Children/juvenile

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