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Education: How Old The New

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Author: James J. Walsh
Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 110,617 / 327 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.3
LoC Category: LB
Downloads: 486
Added to site: 2011.06.19 30184
Genre: Science

A collection of lectures and addresses that pursue the issue of the short-sightedness view of education history.

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h Hotpu--another form of his name with a variation in the title--represents the wisdom of the generations who lived in Egypt about 5000 years ago. It was written, as I have said, almost as long before Solomon as Solomon is before us, so that the character of the moral instructions which it contains is extremely interesting.

There must have been a number of copies of it made. This and books like it were used as schoolbooks in Egypt. They were employed somewhat as we employ copybooks. The writing of the manuscript is the old hieratic, cursive writing of the Egyptians, not their hieroglyphics, and the children used portions of this book as copies, listened to dictation from it and learned to write the language by imitating it. Of books similar to it we have a number of manuscript copies. Some {9} of these copies preserved from before 2000 B.C. are full of errors such as school children would make in taking down dictation. This was their method of teaching spelling, and after the children had spelled the w



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