Representative Sadleriana: Sir Michael Sadler, (1861-1943), on English, French, German, and American School and Society : a Perennial Reader for Academics and the General Public

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Nova Publishers, 2004 - 311 頁
This book is long overdue, especially in the fields of education, in general, and comparative education, in particular, anywhere in the world, where educational issues are reflected on, researched or written about. Unlike many current books on education having narrow perspectives, Sir Michael Sadler's approach to his contributions on educational issues and questions is eminently wide-angled. It also does justice to his dictum that as education is as broad as life, to call oneself an educational expert is to equate oneself with being an 'Expert on Life'! Sadler's thoughts and analyses are bafflingly of relevance for us today as educational policymakers or educational administrators, educators, politicians and statesmen. Besides the book's being a mine of thought-provoking information for academics, it is also an indispensable source of information for graduates, post-graduates, workers in national and international bodies (UNESCO) dealing with educational planning and assistance. This unprecedented publication underlines Sadler's unique educational scholarship both in content and style, expressed through an inimitable and felicitous English usage.

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The Probable Effects of the War on English Higher Education
169
A Conflict about Education
171
The Care of the Church for Her Members between the Ages of 14 and 21
173
The Teaching Profession as a Career
181
Influences in English Education from Abroad
185
French Influences in English Education
165
German Influence Englands Debt to German Education
175
German Influence Modern Germany and the Modern World
179

Education and the State In Relation to Curriculum Finance Division of Control as between the Central and Local Authority
91
The State and English Education
99
The Influence of the State in English Education
105
The English Philosophy of Education
121
On the Value of Private Schools in a National System of Education
127
John Ruskins Plan for National Education
133
Democracy and An Elite
145
Changes in English Education since 1900
151
An English Education for England
155
Bingley Teacher Training College
167
German Influence The Strength and Weakness of German Education
187
German Influence If the Germans Won? The Kaiser at Westminster Peril of Indecisive Peace
195
German Influence What Should be the Connexion between Government and the Universities? The British Model or the German?
199
American Influence A Bureau of Education for the British Empire The Scope of its Work and the Possibility of its Organisation
203
American Influence The Only Tragedy The Only Tragedy is Failure to Realize Ones Capacity for Good
217
American Influence Sadlers Studies of American Education
227
The Problems and the Limitations of Uniformity
269
Sadleriana Bibliography
279
Index
283
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第 133 頁 - THERE is -NO WEALTH BUT LIFE. Life, including all its powers of love, of joy, and of admiration. That country is the richest which nourishes the greatest number of noble and happy human beings; that man is richest who, having perfected the functions of his own life to the utmost, has also the widest helpful influence, both personal, and by means of his possessions, over the lives of others.
第 40 頁 - Just earns a scanty pittance, and at night Lies down secure, her heart and pocket light; She for her humble sphere by nature fit, Has little understanding and no wit, Receives no praise; but though her lot be such, (Toilsome and indigent) she renders much; Just knows, and knows no more, her Bible true — A truth the brilliant Frenchman never knew ; And in that charter reads with sparkling eyes Her title to a treasure in the skies.
第 212 頁 - Washington, a department of education, for the purpose of collecting such statistics and facts as shall show the condition and progress of education in the several states and territories, and of diffusing such information respecting the organization and management of schools and school systems and methods of teaching as shall aid the people of the United States in the establishment and maintenance of efficient school systems, and otherwise promote the cause of education throughout the country.
第 39 頁 - By preferring the support of domestic to that of foreign industry, he intends only his own security; and by directing that industry in such a manner as its produce may be of the greatest gain, he intends only his own gain, and he is in this, as in many other cases, led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention.
第 111 頁 - A general state education is a mere contrivance for moulding people to be exactly like one another, and as the mould in which it casts them is that which pleases the predominant power in the government...
第 270 頁 - And not only this, but fourthly, the meaning of the doctrine itself will be in danger of being lost, or enfeebled, and deprived of its vital effect on the character and conduct: the dogma becoming a mere formal profession, inefficacious for good, but cumbering the ground, and preventing the growth of any real and heartfelt conviction, from reason or personal experience.
第 58 頁 - I thank God, there are no free schools nor printing, and I hope we shall not have these hundred years. For learning has brought disobedience and heresy, and sects into the world, and printing has divulged them, and libels against the best government. God keep us from both"!
第 66 頁 - There had been established, just at that time, in these four towns, an association calling itself the North of England Council for promoting the Higher Education of Women.
第 43 頁 - I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.

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