Condensed Volume 6 Book 1 Chapter 3

THE GOOD AN D EVIL NATURE OF A CHILD Children are not born bad but with possibilities for good and for evil.I.—WELL-BEING OF BODY A well-known educationalist has brought heavy charges against us all on the score that we bring up children as ‘children of wrath.’ He probably exaggerates the effect of any such teaching, and the ‘little angel’ theory is fully as mischievous. The … Continue reading Condensed Volume 6 Book 1 Chapter 3

A Philosophy of Education Volume 6 Book 1 Chapter 3

CHAPTER III THE GOOD AND EVIL NATURE OF A CHILD Children are not born bad but with possibilities for good and for evil. I.—WELL-BEING OF BODY A well-known educationalist has brought heavy charges against us all on the score that we bring up children as ‘children of wrath.’ He probably exaggerates the effect of any such teaching, and the ‘little angel’ theory is fully as … Continue reading A Philosophy of Education Volume 6 Book 1 Chapter 3

Condensed Volume 6 Book 1 Chapter 2

CHILDREN ARE BORN PERSONS I.—The Mind of a Child The completeness of the new baby brother is what children admire most, his toes and his fingers, his ears and all the small perfections of him. But is the baby more than a ‘huge oyster’? ? That is the problem before us and hithertop.34educators have been inclined to answer it in the negative. Their notion is … Continue reading Condensed Volume 6 Book 1 Chapter 2

A Philosophy of Education Volume 6 Book I Chapter 2

CHAPTER II CHILDREN ARE BORN PERSONS I.—THE MIND OF A CHILD           “No sooner doth the truth . . . . come into the soul’s sight, but the soul knows her to be her first and old acquaintance.”          “ The consequence of truth is great, therefore the judgment of it must not be negligent.” IT should not surprise the reader that a chapter, designed to … Continue reading A Philosophy of Education Volume 6 Book I Chapter 2

Condensed Volume 6 Book 1 Chapter 1

SELF-EDUCATION Limbs trained to grace and agility, a hand, to dexterity and precision, an eye made to see and an ear to hear, a voice taught to interpret,—we know to-day that all these possibilities of joy in living should be open to every child, and we look forward even too hopefully to the manner of citizen who shall be the outcome of our educational zeal. … Continue reading Condensed Volume 6 Book 1 Chapter 1

A Philosophy of Education Volume 6 Book 1 Chapter 1

Book I CHAPTER I SELF-EDUCATION THE title of this chapter may awaken some undeserved sympathy; gratifying visions of rhythmic movements, independent action, self-expression in various interesting ways, occur to the mind—for surely these things constitute ‘self-education’? Most of these modern panacea are desirable and by no means to be neglected; limbs trained to grace and agility, a hand, to dexterity and precision, an eye made … Continue reading A Philosophy of Education Volume 6 Book 1 Chapter 1

Ourselves Volume 4 Preface

          “Who was it that said, ‘Know thyself’ came down from heaven? It is quite true—true as Gospel. It came straight to whoever said it first.”—Life of Sir Edward Burne-Jones. POSSIBLY we fail to give ‘effective moral training based upon Christian principles’ to young people because our teaching is scrappy, and rests mainly upon appeals to the emotions through tale and song. Inspiring as these … Continue reading Ourselves Volume 4 Preface

Parents and Children Volume 2 Chapter 26

CHAPTER XXVI THE ETERNAL CHILD The Highest Counsel of Perfection to Parents                                                         ‘The Waits!                            Slowly the play, poor careful souls,                            With wistful thoughts of Christmas cheer,                            Unwitting how their music rolls                            Away the burden of the year.                            And with the charm, the homely rune,                            Our thoughts like childhood’s thoughts are given,                            When all our pulses beat in tune                            With all the stars of … Continue reading Parents and Children Volume 2 Chapter 26

Parents and Children Volume 2 Chapter 25

CHAPTER XXV THE GREAT RECOGNITION REQUIRED OF PARENTS           Ruskin on the ‘Vaulted Book.’—Mr. Ruskin has done a great service to modern thought in interpreting for us the harmonious and ennobling scheme of education and philosophy recorded upon one quarter of what he calls the ‘Vaulted Book,’ that is, the Spanish Chapel attached to the Church of Sta.Maria Novella, in Florence.          Many of my readers … Continue reading Parents and Children Volume 2 Chapter 25

Parents and Children Volume 2 Chapter 24

CHAPTER XXIV WHENCE AND WHITHER 2. Whither?         Physical and Psychical Evolutions.—The biologists leave thinking persons without hesitation in following the great bouleversement of thought, summed up in the term evolution. They are no longer able to believe otherwise than that man is the issue of processes, ages long in their development; and what is more, and even more curious, that each individual child from … Continue reading Parents and Children Volume 2 Chapter 24