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Public School Education

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Author: Michael Müller
Published: 1872
Language: English
Wordcount: 85,569 / 261 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52.1
LoC Category: LB
Downloads: 575
Added to site: 2009.02.10
mnybks.net#: 23402
Genre: Instructional
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e word in its narrowest and most imperfect meaning, as implying mere cultivation of the intellectual faculties, and even this is done in the most superficial manner, by cramming the mind with facts, instead of making it reflect and reason. The great majority even of those who write upon the subject take no higher view.

The term education comprehends something more than mere instruction. One may be instructed without being educated; but he cannot be educated without being instructed. The one has a partial or limited, the other a complete or general, meaning. What, then, is the meaning of Education? Education comes from the Latin "educo," and means, according to Plato, "to give to the body and soul all the perfection of which they are susceptible"; in other words, the object of education is to render the youth of both sexes beautiful, healthful, strong, intelligent and virtuous. It is doubtless the will of the Creator that man--the masterpiece of the visible world--should be raised to that perfe

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