Formation of Character Volume 5 Pt 3. Chapter 1

TABLE-TALK             The character of the family reading will affect that of the talk; but considering how little parents see of young people once entered on their school career, it is worth while to say a few words of the table-talk which affords parents their best opportunity of influencing the opinions of the young. Every one is agreed that animated table-talk is a condition … Continue reading Formation of Character Volume 5 Pt 3. Chapter 1

School Education Chapter 13

CHAPTER XIII SOME UNCONSIDERED ASPECTS OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION           Authority in Religious Education.—I should like to preface my remarks on Religious Education by saying that there is not the slightest pretence that they are exhaustive. My treatment has for its object the indication of practical lines for religious education, and I very earnestly hope that the reader will find I have left out things I … Continue reading School Education Chapter 13

Formation of Character Volume 5 Pt 3. Chapter 1 (15)

POETRY AS A MEANS OF CULTURE             Poetry takes first rank as a means of intellectual culture. Goethe tells us that we ought to see a good picture, hear good music, and read some good poetry every day; and, certainly, a little poetry should form part of the evening lecture. “Collections” of poems are to be eschewed; but some one poet should have at … Continue reading Formation of Character Volume 5 Pt 3. Chapter 1 (15)

School Education Volume 3 Chapter 12

CHAPTER XII SOME UNCONSIDERED ASPECTS OF MORAL TRAINING           Three Foundation Principles.—Three principles which underlie the educational thought of the Union,[1] and the furtherance of which some of us have deeply at heart, are:—(a) The recognition of authority as a fundamental principle, as universal and as inevitable in the moral world as is that of gravitation in the physical; (b) the recognition of the physical … Continue reading School Education Volume 3 Chapter 12