An Analysis of the Experiment in Education, Made at Egmore, Near Madras ...

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T. Bensley, 1807 - Chennai (India) - 115 pages
 

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Page 90 - It is not proposed that the children of the poor be educated in an expensive manner, or even taught to write and to cypher.
Page 13 - And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, and said ; Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Page 52 - I found it difficult beyond measure to new model the minds of men of full years; and that whenever an usher was instructed so far as to qualify him for discharging the office of a teacher of this school, I had formed a man who could earn a much higher salary than was allowed at this charity, and on far easier terms.
Page 90 - ... there is a risk of elevating, by an indiscriminate education, the minds of those doomed to the drudgery of daily labour, above their condition, and thereby rendering them discontented and unhappy in their lot. It may suffice to teach the generality, on an economical plan, to read their bible and understand the doctrines of our holy religion.
Page 9 - From his place,' says the doctor, ' he overlooks the whole school and gives life and motion to every member of it. He inspects the classes one by one, and is occupied wherever there is most occasion for his services, and where they will best tell.' ' It is his chief business to see that others work rather than work himself.
Page 71 - These children are, indeed, now mine by a thousand ties! I have for them a parental affection, which has grown upon me every year; for them I have made such sacrifices as parents have not always occasion to make to their children. And the nearer the period approaches when I must, for a while at least, separate myself from them, the more I feel the pang I shall suffer in tearing myself from this charge, and the anxious thoughts I shall throw back upon these children, when I shall cease to be their...
Page 61 - The business of our little teachers (and they perform it to admiration) is not to correct, but to prevent faults; not to deter from ill behaviour by the fear of punishment, but, by preventing ill behaviour, to preclude the use of punishment.
Page 52 - ... essential to every public institution, it must be done either by instructing ushers in the economy of such a seminary, or by youths from among the pupils trained for the purpose. For a long time I kept both of these objects in view; but was in the end compelled, after the most painful efforts of perseverance, to abandon entirely the former, and adhere solely to the latter. I found it difficult beyond measure to new model the...
Page 101 - There is only one book which I have studied, and which I take the liberty to recommend to you. It is a book in which I have learned all I have taught, and in which you will find infinitely more.

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