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(without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.
1906 edition. Excerpt: ...preceding holidays and the Sabbath.
Evidently they are required at home to help " clean up " previous
to these special days, and both parents and children do not seem to
realize the importance of conforming to the school routine when it
comes into conflict with some of the set habits of the home. It is
suggested that parents' meetings with the teachers would remedy
this as well as some other matters connected with school
discipline. But the fact that many of the parents do not understand
English and most of the teachers know only that language, is an
effectual bar to the success of such meetings. The following
observation of a principal should be considered: "They (the
parents) encourage the boys, but less interest is shown in the
girls. The latter leave at an earlier age." This is quite true and
in accordance with ancient orthodox custom. It does not apply to
Jews who have adopted the modern occidental point of view. The
children show a decided interest in American institutions so far as
the teachers have been able to observe. They learn the patriotic
songs and study the history and constitution of the country with
the same earnestness as other pupils, and have a general desire to
adapt themselves to the prevalent customs and habits. The rapidity
of adaptation is in accordance with the cosmopolitanism of the Jew.
The results, on the whole, seem to indicate that the Jewish pupils
excel the other pupils with whom they are associated in the lower
section of the city, namely, the negroes and those of foreign
extraction, chiefly Italians, and that they are fully on an
intellectual plane with those of American extraction; that the
parents encourage education; and the children show an active
interest in the country, and consequently...
|Country of origin:
National Liberal League
||246 x 189 x 8mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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