Education: Intellectual, Moral, and Physical

D. Appleton, 1860 - 301 sider
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Side 153 - We believe that on examination they will be found not only to progress from the simple to the complex, from the concrete to the abstract...
Side 11 - How to live? — that is the essential question for us. Not how to live in the mere material sense only, but in the widest sense. The general problem which comprehends every special problem is — the right ruling of conduct in all directions under all circumstances.
Side 57 - The only history that is of practical value, is what may be called Descriptive Sociology. And the highest office which the historian can discharge, is that of so narrating the lives of nations, as to furnish materials for a Comparative Sociology; and for the subsequent determination of the ultimate laws to which social phenomena conform.
Side 232 - As remarks a suggestive writer, the first requisite to success in life is " to be a good animal; " and to be a nation of good animals is the first condition to national prosperity.
Side 63 - As they occupy the leisure part of life, so should they occupy the leisure part of education.
Side 120 - Children should be led to make their own investigations, and to draw their own inferences. They should be told as little as possible, and induced to discover as much as possible.
Side 49 - For shoe-making or house-building, for the management of a ship or a locomotive-engine, a long apprenticeship is needful. Is it, then, that the unfolding of a human being in body and mind, is so comparatively simple a process, that any one may superintend and regulate it with no preparation whatever? If not — if the process is with one exception more complex than any in Nature, and the task of administering to it one of surpassing difficulty; is it not madness to make no provision for such a task?...
Side 29 - ... country ; as well as the mines that run underneath it. Out of geometry, too, as applied to astronomy, the art of navigation has grown ; and so, by this science, has been made possible that enormous foreign commerce which supports a large part of our population, and supplies us with many necessaries and most of our luxuries. And nowadays even the farmer, for the correct laying out of his drains, has recourse to the level — that is, to geometrical principles. When from those divisions of mathematics...
Side 14 - They may be arranged into: 1. Those activities which directly minister to self-preservation; 2. Those activities which, by securing the necessaries of life, indirectly minister to self-preservation; 3. Those activities which have for their end the rearing and discipline of offspring; 4. Those activities which are involved in the maintenance of proper social and political relations; 5. Those miscellaneous activities which make up the leisure part of life, devoted to the gratification of the tastes...
Side 43 - But a few years ago she was at school, where her memory was crammed with words, and names, and dates, and her reflective faculties scarcely in the slightest degree exercised — where not one idea was given her respecting the methods of dealing with the opening mind of childhood ; and where her discipline did not in the least fit her for thinking out methods of her own. • The intervening years have been...

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