Plans for the Government and Liberal Instruction of Boys, in Large Numbers: Drawn from Experience

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G. and W.B. Whittaker, 1822 - 238 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 142 - Fables, and writing the English translation (made as literal as it can be) in one line, and the Latin words which answer each of them, just over it in another.
Pàgina 107 - ... that which casts our proficiency therein so much behind is our time lost partly in too oft idle vacancies given both to schools and universities; partly in a preposterous exaction, forcing the empty wits of children to compose themes, verses, and orations, which are the acts of ripest judgment and the final work of a head filled by long reading and observing with elegant maxims and copious invention.
Pàgina 142 - Latin words, which answer each of them, just over it in another. These let him read every day over and over again, till he perfectly understands the Latin ; and then go on to another fable, till he be also perfect in that, not omitting what he is already perfect in, but sometimes reviewing that, to. keep it in his memory. And when he comes to write, let these be set him for copies; which, with the exercise of his hand; will also advance him in Latin. This being a more imperfect way than by talking...
Pàgina 9 - ... stated. The same question is put to the AttorneyGeneral. A short time is then allowed the defendant to plead guilty, if he be so disposed; he is asked no question, however, that he may not be induced to tell a falsehood : but in order to encourage an acknowledgment of the fault, when he pleads guilty a small deduction is made from the penalty appointed by the law for the offence. The consequence is, that at least five out of six of those who are justly accused acknowledge the offence in the first...
Pàgina 76 - We shall be disappointed if the intelligent reader have not already discovered that by the establishment of a system of legislation and jurisprudence wherein the power of the master is bounded by general rules, and the duties of the scholar accurately defined, and where the boys are called upon to examine and decide upon the conduct of their fellows, we have provided a course of instruction in the great code of morality which is likely to produce far more powerful and lasting effects than any quantity...
Pàgina 3 - ... the master may have time for copious explanations ; it being an object of great anxiety with us that the pupil should be led to reason upon all his operations. Economy of time is a matter of importance with us. We look upon all restraint as an evil, and to young persons as a very serious evil : we are therefore constantly in search of means for ensuring the effective employment of every minute which is spent in the school-room, that the boys may have ample time for exercise in the open air. The...
Pàgina 135 - maps' tracing 'the routes of armies;' 'plates exhibiting the costumes' of different nations: and more especially we agree with him (at p. 135) that in teaching the classics the tutor should have at hand 'plates or drawings of ships, temples, houses, altars, domestic and sacred utensils, robes, and of every object of which they are likely to read.
Pàgina 1 - A schoolmaster being a governor as well as a teacher, we must consider the boys both as a community and as a body of pupils. The principle of our government is to leave, as much as possible, all power in the hands of the boys themselves : To this end we permit them to elect a committee, which enacts the laws of the school, subject however to the veto of the head master. We have also courts of justice for the trial of both civil and criminal causes, and a vigorous police for the preservation of order.
Pàgina 7 - The magistrate also decides petty cases of dispute between the boys; and is expected with the assistance of his constables, to detect all offences committed in the school. At the end of the month the boy who has officiated as magistrate is rewarded with a half holiday; and, in order to secure to him the good-will and active cooperation of the other boys, he has the privilege of choosing a certain number of them to enjoy the holiday with him. This number is estimated by the Conference, according to...
Pàgina 187 - The mental dissipation in which persons of talent often indulge, and to which they are, perhaps, more prone than others, is destructive beyond what can readily be imagined. A man who has lost the power of prosecuting a task the moment its...

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