The Education of the People, Our Weak Points and Our Strength, Occasional Essays

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Laurie, 1869 - 223 páginas

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Página 124 - A servant with this clause makes drudgery divine; who sweeps a room, as for thy laws, makes that and the action fine.
Página 73 - The end then of learning is to repair the ruins of our first parents by regaining to know God aright...
Página 165 - And unless we had a domestic examination for young ladies to be passed before they come out, and another like the great go, before they come of age, I do not see how the thing can ever be effected. Seriously, I do not see how we can supply sufficient encouragement for systematic and laborious reading, or how we can ensure many things being retained at once fully in the mind, when we are wholly without the machinery which we have for our boys.
Página 197 - England as by law established, but such orders shall be confined to the exemption of such children, if their parents desire it, from attendance at the public worship, and from instruction in the doctrine or formularies of the said Church or denomination, and shall not otherwise interfere with the religious teaching of the scholars as fixed by these presents, and shall not authorize any other religious instruction to be given in the school.
Página 22 - What measures can be brought to bear on the other root of the evil is a more delicate question, and will require the nicest care in handling ; for there you cut into the very quick of the working man's condition. His children are not only his offspring to be reared for a future independent position, but they constitute a part of his productive power, and work with him for the staff of life.
Página 161 - ... an inferior set of school books, a vast deal of dry uninteresting taskwork, rules put into the memory with no explanation of their principles; no system of examination worthy of the name; a very false estimate of the relative value of the several kinds of acquirement ; a reference to effect, rather than to solid worth; a tendency to fill or adorn, rather than to strengthen the mind.
Página 145 - But the masters of our English or commercial schools labour under this double disadvantage, that not only their moral but their intellectual fitness must be taken upon trust. I do not mean that this is at all their fault; still less do I say, that they are not fit actually for the discharge of their important duties : but still it is a disadvantage to them that their fitness can only be known after trial, — they have no evidence of it to offer beforehand. They feel this inconvenience themselves,...
Página 20 - Every person having under his control a child between the ages of eight and fourteen years, shall annually, during the continuance of his control, send such child to some public school in the city or town in which he resides...
Página 22 - ... handling, for there you cut into the very quick of the working man's condition. His children are not only his offspring, to be reared for a future independent position, but they constitute part of his productive power, and work with him for the staff of life; the daughters especially are the handmaids of the house, the assistants of the mother, the nurses of the younger children, the aged, and the sick. To deprive the labouring family of their help would be almost to paralyse its domestic existence.
Página 165 - Jane was young, I used to teach her some Latin with her brothers, and that has been, I think of real use to her, and she feels it now in reading and translating German, of which she does a great deal. But there is nothing for girls...

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