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The Child and the Curriculum

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Author: John Dewey
Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 8,308 / 32 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 49.1
LoC Category: LB
Downloads: 2,242
Added to site: 2009.06.28
mnybks.net#: 24564
Genre: Non-fiction
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ost pleasing and beautiful exhibitions are but signs, and that they begin to spoil and rot the moment they are treated as achievements.

What we need is something which will enable us to interpret, to appraise, the elements in the child's present puttings forth and fallings away, his exhibitions of power and weakness, in the light of some larger growth-process in which they have their place. Only in this way can we discriminate. If we isolate the child's present inclinations, purposes, and experiences from the place they occupy and the part they have to perform in a developing experience, all stand upon the same level; all alike are equally good and equally bad. But in the movement of life different elements stand upon different planes of value. Some of the child's deeds are symptoms of a waning tendency; they are survivals in functioning of an organ which has done its part and is passing out of vital use. To give positive attention to such qualities is to arrest development upon a lower level. It is sy

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