Manual Training Magazine, Volumen3

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University of Chicago Press, 1901

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Página 164 - It is for these various reasons that I believe the introduction of the new problem of adjustment of studies will help instead of hinder the settlement of the older controversies. We have been trying for a long time to fix a curriculum upon a basis of certain vague and general educational ideals : information, utility, discipline, culture. I believe that much of our ill success has been due to the lack of any well-defined and controllable meaning attaching to these terms. The discussion remains necessarily...
Página 12 - By community life we mean that state of society in which every individual member orders his conduct with reference to the good of the whole ; the whole being so constituted as to necessitate the highest development of its members. As this state of society is the only means powerful or complete enough to set in motion all forces of individuals, it is evident that individual progress is possible only as community life exists, and that the good of one is identical with the advancement of all.
Página 164 - ... account of. To ignore them, to deny them a rightful position in the educational circle, is to maintain within society that very cleft between so-called material and spiritual interests which it is the business of education to strive to overcome.
Página 42 - ... growth, and the maturer view of life toward which this growth is to be guided. The child's interests are at first supreme, but even if this be granted, there are choices of appropriate facts and occupations, and these choices must be determined by the ultimate end in view. The socializing movement is well under way. In kindergarten and elementary school social materials have long been recognized. The simple industrial processes of weaving, clay-modeling, wood-working, and food preparation have...
Página 60 - CITY. The professional school of Columbia University for the training of general teachers, supervisors, principals, superintendents and instructors in normal schools and colleges. Open to both sexes. Fellowships and scholarships amounting to $5,750 annually.
Página 14 - The rude strength of the primaeval hunters, fishers, farmers, and shepherds has grown, with experience, into the skill and art of our civilization. This has been the educational process thru which the race has passed — self-activity aroused by need. The result is our present state of society, with its sum of knowledge and stored-up power — knowledge organized into sciences, mathematics, history, civil law, philosophy ; power expressing itself as skill in the arts of living — agriculture, manufacturing,...
Página 15 - ... only toward such ends as he sees and understands. He puts his intelligence into his work, just in so far as the work appeals to his intelligence. He who knows the purpose of his labor can focus his attention upon it, measure his forces in relation to it, and shape conditions toward its fulfilment.
Página 16 - ... for people somewhere in the world. Enough human needs are waiting to engage our energies at all times. The necessity for laws restraining child labor proves that the work of little children is of value to society. The children, then, may be set at the simplest beginnings of the great industry which ends in clothing the human race and in beautifying human homes.
Página 192 - ... stage of beginning to be a utilitarian. The age of pure science has not come for him, but applications, though not logically first, precede in the order of growth and interest the knowledge of laws, forms, and abstractions. He would know how the trolley, how wired and wireless telegraphy work, and the steam engine, the applications of mechanics in the intricate mechanisms, almost any of even the smaller straps and buckles in the complex harnesses science has put upon natural force, charm him....
Página 174 - Manual training will form one of the most important parts of the exhibit of pupils' work. As distinguished from industrial and technical training, manual training has made great progress in the schools of the United States during the last ten years, and a comprehensive and typical exhibit will be prepared under the supervision of an expert.

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