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1888 Excerpt: ... more objectionable than the instruction in
history or geography. The facts pertaining to these time honored
topics are all presented dogmatically to the mind of the pupil.
There is so much for the young to learn as regards correct bodily
habits, cleanliness and diet, protection against bodily harm, upon
which intelligent people all agree, that objections to such
instruction because it lacks the proper scientific basis are of no
weight whatever. One might as well hold that we should not
inculcate good morals until the child understands the philosophy of
ethical sentiment. ACTIVE AND POSITIVE MEANS OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION.
A true system of education must provide in its practice and theory
for positive and active training. As in the mental side of
education we profess to decide for the child what should be the
nature of his mental occupations in school and to attain the result
wejterm "discipline"--so on the physical side it is proper to
decide for the child--but in strict harmony with his physical
needs--what should be required of him in promoting perfect and
healthful develop ment. So far, nothing has been thought necessary
to meet this requirement excepting a short calisthenic exercise
once The Physical Side of Education. or twice daily. In some
schools, this is actually dignified by the term "physical
education," as mentioned in the opening of this paper; but the
importance of school calisthenics as an educational means has not
always been correctly represented. Calisthenic exercise in the
school room is a very indefinite and slender substitute f orall
that is desirable in systematic physical culture. Its beneficial
influences are, however, generally acknowedged and deserve mention
in order that it may appear in its proper relationship t...
|Country of origin:
Wisconsin State Board of Health
||246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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