On the Action of Examinations Considered as a Means of Selection

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Deighton, Bell and Company, 1877 - Examinations - 544 pages

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Page 58 - It is, no doubt, a very laudable effort, in modern teaching, to render as much as possible of what the young are required to learn, easy and interesting to them. But when this principle is pushed to the length of not requiring them to learn anything but what has been made easy and interesting, one of the chief objects of education is sacrificed. I rejoice in the decline of the old brutal and tyrannical system...

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