The New Ideal in Education

An Address Given Before the League of the Empire

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Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,135 / 22 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.9
LoC Category: LB
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Added to site: 2004.11.12
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Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Essays
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a window in every fatherland so that the child may see its neighbours and stretch its hand to greet them.

And you must say to the sensible priests: The international board of education will let every child go to its own church and learn the catechism from its own parish priest; but it will be brought in touch with the children of different creeds, and it will pray with them upon the general ground of all the creeds.

THE INTERNATIONAL BOARD OF EDUCATION.

1. It shall consist of the representatives of all the boards of education in the world.

2. The members of the board shall officially represent their own country.

3. The board will be supported materially by the respective Governments, and it will dispose of a great fortune from private legacies. For all the philanthropists and peacemakers and peace wishers will support such an institution rather than any other in the world.

4. The authority of this board shall be equal to the authority of an international political congress.

5. Its duty will be to control education all over the world, banishing or restricting individualism, egotism, chauvinism and bigotism, and promoting by all means panhumanism by developing the mind for collective work, mutual help, personal goodness and humbleness and social greatness.

TO BRING CHILDREN OF THE WORLD CLOSER TOGETHER.

Let them meet as often as possible; I mean the children from England and the children from Serbia, the children from Russia and the children from France. So they will know about each other that they all are human beings, and that they all can smile in friendliness on each other. Let them travel to each other's country; I mean the children from Germany and the children from Italy, the children from Japan and those from Scandinavia. Let them see how every spot on earth is wonderful in its way, and how worthy of love, of patriotism. When will the railway companies and ship companies say: Let the children come to us? When will they arrange the best trains, better than the royal trains, the m

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