Lectures on Pedagogy, Theoretical and Practical: By Gabriel Compayré ... Translated, with an Introduction, Notes, and an Appendix, by W. H. Payne ...

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D.C. Heath & Company, 1887 - 491 páginas
 

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Página 15 - That man, I think, has had a liberal education who has been so trained in youth that his body is the ready servant of his will, and does with ease and pleasure all the work that, as a mechanism, it is capable of; whose intellect is a clear, cold, logic engine, with all its parts of equal strength and in smooth working order...
Página 10 - Not only does it include whatever we do for ourselves, and whatever is done for us by others, for the express purpose of bringing us somewhat nearer to the perfection of our nature; it does more : in its largest acceptation, it comprehends even the indirect effects produced on character and on the human faculties, by things of which the direct purposes are...
Página 16 - ... whose mind is stored with a knowledge of the great and fundamental truths of Nature and of the laws of her operations ; one who, no stunted ascetic, is full of life and fire, but whose passions are trained to come to heel by a vigorous will, the servant of a tender conscience ; who has learned to love all beauty, whether of Nature or of art, to hate all vileness, and to respect others as himself.
Página 58 - Education," has determined the laws of intellectual evolution. He proves that the mind proceeds from the simple to the complex, from the concrete to the abstract...
Página 10 - The purpose of education is to give to the body and to the soul all the beauty and all the perfection of which they are capable.
Página 472 - ... not given to change his condition, but satisfied with his situation, because it gives him the power of doing good; and who has made up his mind to live and to die in the service of primary instruction, which to him is the service of God and his fellowcreatures. To rear masters approaching to such a model is a difficult task; and yet we must succeed in it, or else we have done nothing for elementary instruction.
Página 34 - Are children doomed to a monotonous dietary, or a dietary deficient in nutritiveness? Their ultimate physical power, and their efficiency as men and women, will inevitably be more or less diminished by it. Are they forbidden vociferous play, or (being too ill-clothed to bear exposure) are they left indoors in cold weather ? They are certain to fall below that measure of health and strength to which they would else have attained.
Página 34 - To tens of thousands that are killed, add hundreds of thousands that survive with feeble constitutions, and millions that grow up with constitutions not so strong as they should be ; and you will have some idea of the curse inflicted on their offspring by parents ignorant of the laws of life.

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