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Scientific Methods As Applied To Child Education In "the Children's Houses"

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CONTENTS
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
V
PREFACE
VII
INTRODUCTION
XVII
CHAPTER I
A CRITICAL CONSIDERATION OF THE NEW PEDAGOGY IN ITS RELATION
TO MODERN SCIENCE
Influence of Modern Science upon Pedagogy
1
Italy's part in the development of Scientific Pedagogy
4
Difference between scientific technique and the scientific spirit
7
Direction of the preparation should be toward the spirit rather than toward the mechanism
9
The master to study man in the awakening of his intellectual
life.
12
Attitude of the teacher in the light of another example
13
The school must permit the free natural manifestations of the child if in the school Scientific Pedagogy is to be born
15
Stationary desks and chairs proof that the principle of slavery
still informs the school
16
Conquest of liberty, what the school needs
19
What may happen to the spirit
20
Prizes and punishments, the bench of the soul
21
All human victories, all human progress, stand upon the inner force
24
CHAPTER II
HISTORY OF METHODS
Necessity of establishing the method peculiar to Scientific Pedagogy
28
Origin of educational system in use in the "Children's Houses"
31
Practical application of the methods of Itard and Seguin in the Orthophrenic School at Rome
32
Origin of the methods for the education of deficients
33
Application of the methods in Germany and France
35
Seguin's first didactic material was spiritual
37
Methods for deficients applied to the education of normal children
42
Social and pedagogic importance of the "Children's Houses"
44
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