Columbia University Contributions to Philosophy, Psychology and Education, Հատոր 12,Թողարկում 1-4

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Macmillan, 1903

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Էջ 265 - We alone regard a man who takes no interest in public affairs, not as a harmless, but as a useless character; and if few of us are originators, we are all sound judges of a policy. The great impediment to action is, in our opinion, not discussion, but the want of that knowledge which is gained by discussion preparatory to action. For we have a peculiar power of thinking before we act and of acting too, whereas other men are courageous from ignorance but hesitate upon reflection.
Էջ 352 - Promote, then, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.
Էջ 302 - Therefore, since custom is the principal magistrate of man's life, let men by all means endeavour to obtain good customs. Certainly custom is most perfect when it beginneth in young years : this we call education, which is in effect but an early custom.
Էջ 312 - When I consider what ado is made about a little Latin and Greek, how many years are spent in it, and what a noise and business it makes to no purpose, I can hardly forbear thinking that the parents of children still live in fear of the schoolmaster's rod, which they look on as the only instrument of education; as a language or two to be its whole business.
Էջ 353 - But moral, political, intellectual improvement are duties assigned by the Author of Our Existence to social no less than to individual man.
Էջ 353 - The theory of our government is, — not that all men, however unfit, shall be voters, — but that every man, by the power of reason and the sense of duty, shall become fit to be a voter.
Էջ 339 - ... and if a second time they breake forth into ye like contemptuous carriages, either to pay £5 to ye publike treasury or to stand two houres openly upon a block 4 foote high, on a lecture day, with a pap fixed on his breast with this, A Wanton Gospeller...
Էջ 312 - That which every gentleman (that takes any care of his education) desires for his son, besides the estate he leaves him, is contained I suppose in these four things, Virtue, Wisdom, Breeding, and Learning.
Էջ 109 - To fit University students for the higher positions in the public school service. 2. To promote the study of educational science. 3. To teach the history of education, and of educational systems and doctrines. 4. To secure to teaching the rights, prerogatives, and advantages of a profession. 5. To give a more perfect unity to our State educational system by bringing the secondary schools into closer relations with the University.
Էջ 268 - Observe him while he recalls the steps in regular order. (To the Boy.) Tell me, boy, do you assert that a double space comes from a double line? Remember that I am not speaking of an oblong, but of a figure equal every way, and twice the size of this...

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