Formation of Character Volume 5 Pt 4. Chapter 2. X

X.           There is an unfortunate tendency at the present time to depreciate knowledge, which is indeed the chief instrument of education. Bible knowledge especially is discountenanced for several reasons. The utilitarian asks, “What is the use of teaching a child the more or less fabulous ‘history’ of the earlier books and the insignificant later records of one of the least among the nations?” while … Continue reading Formation of Character Volume 5 Pt 4. Chapter 2. X

Formation of Character Volume 5 Pt 4. Chapter 2. IX

IX           “The more I was allowed to work in this way the more I wanted to, and even my leisure hours were spent in all sorts of wonderful occupations. Already, since my earliest days, I had felt a strong impulse towards finding out about natural objects.           “I remember that as a child I often picked flowers to pieces to see how the petals … Continue reading Formation of Character Volume 5 Pt 4. Chapter 2. IX

School Education Volume 3 Chapter 22

CHAPTER XXII SUGGESTIONS TOWARDS A CURRICULUM PART III.—THE LOVE OF KNOWLEDGE           The Use of Books makes for Short Hours.—Considering that under the head of ‘Education by Books’ some half-dozen groups of subjects are included, with several subjects in each group, the practical teacher will be inclined to laugh at what will seem to him Education in Utopia. In practice, however, we find that the … Continue reading School Education Volume 3 Chapter 22