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The Children: Some Educational Problems

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Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 44,615 / 138 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 22.7
LoC Category: LB
Downloads: 858
Added to site: 2007.05.12
mnybks.net#: 16909
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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stly, in this connection it is economically wasteful for the nation to spend largely in laying the mere foundations of knowledge, and then to adopt the policy of non-interference, and to leave to the individual parent the right of determining whether the foundation so laid shall be further utilised or not.

A fourth criticism urged against our educational system is that in the past we have paid too little attention to the technical education of those destined in after life to become the leaders of industry and the captains of commerce. Our Higher School system has been too predominantly of one type--it has taken too narrow a view of the higher services required by the State of its members, and our educational system has not been so organised as to maintain and farther the economic efficiency of the State. For it may be contended that the economic efficiency of the individual and of the nation is fundamental in the sense that without this, the attainment of the other goods of life can not or can be only

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