Public Schools and the Public Needs: Suggestions for the Reform of Our Teaching Methods in the Light of Modern Requirements

Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Company, Limited, 1901 - 325 頁

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第 203 頁 - And 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.
第 203 頁 - These are not matters to be wrung from poor striplings like blood out of the nose, or the plucking of untimely fruit. Besides the ill habit which they get of wretched barbarising against the Latin and Greek idiom, with their untutored Anglicisms, odious to be read, yet not to be avoided without a well-continued and judicious conversing among pure authors digested, which they scarce taste...
第 124 頁 - ... conference to co-operate with other educational bodies. In moving " That the new regulations for Woolwich examinations will not be satisfactory unless the number of subjects a candidate can take up is diminished by at least one, and that a heavy one, below the present number," the Rev. Dr. James said the Army curriculum afforded no education at all. It was, from the literary point of view, a failure, and from the scientific point of view was poor and inadequate. The incessant and irritating changes...
第 239 頁 - I have no hesitation in saying that at the present day the so-called science taught in most schools, especially that which is demanded by examiners, is not only worthless but positively detrimental. All who are acquainted with the facts know this to be the case...
第 112 頁 - Little-Go was no hardship, but a pleasant relaxation to the modern-sider, and could be crammed by an intelligent boy in the course of a few weeks. But underlying all the arguments was the old clerical and exclusive sentiment (which only one or two had the courage to express) of Dean Gaisford : — •' Gentlemen, a knowledge of Greek will enable you to consult the oracles of God in the original, and to look down from the heights of scholarship on the vulgar herd.
第 241 頁 - that a fool can ask more questions in five minutes than a wise man can answer in a year.
第 224 頁 - ... utter want of organization. (ii.) The absolute lack of anything like a definite system in dealing with the varied phenomena of language. The most glaring defect of all, viz., the absolute want of uniformity in grammatical terms, has already been dealt with, so that I need only mention it in passing. The unfortunate pupils are lost in a wilderness of confused ideas : every grammarian, every author of a "course", uses different terms to still more bewilder the hopelessly befogged pupil.
第 111 頁 - That in the opinion of this Conference it would be a gain to education if Greek were not a compulsory subject in the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge...
第 ii 頁 - A Strong Army in a Free State : A Study of the Old English and Modern Swiss Militia, 1900.
第 117 頁 - ... for the Queen outside these shores. . . . You carry a great responsibility with you ; for it will fall to you, in the face of great danger, perhaps even in the face of death, to sustain the honour of the country which is now sending you forth, and of the race from which you have sprung. . . . But you will have this consolation, that you are engaged on a glorious and, as I believe, a righteous mission, not to aggrandise an Empire, not merely to repel an unscrupulous invasion of the Queen's territory,...