Dumb Animals and How to Treat Them: A Text Book for Use, in the Public Schools (Classic Reprint) by Edwin Kirby Whitehead, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Dumb Animals and How to Treat Them: A Text Book for Use, in the Public Schools (Classic Reprint)

Dumb Animals and How to Treat Them: A Text Book for Use, in the Public Schools (Classic Reprint)

by Edwin Kirby Whitehead
     
 

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Thirteen States have already recognized the value of Humane Education, by laws requiring teaching of kindness to dumb animals in the public schools.

Various efforts have been made to meet the demand for some printed means of instruction, chiefly by school readers. But

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Excerpt from Dumb Animals and How to Treat Them: A Text Book for Use, in the Public Schools

Thirteen States have already recognized the value of Humane Education, by laws requiring teaching of kindness to dumb animals in the public schools.

Various efforts have been made to meet the demand for some printed means of instruction, chiefly by school readers. But while more or less good is done by them, a system which makes it necessary for children to think for themselves, to observe for themselves, to solve problems of personal conduct by independent thought, as well as to learn by precept and by example, is calculated to accomplish much more radical and permanent good.

The process of instruction by readers may be compared to pouring water on a child in the hope that he will absorb some of it; whereas instruction by enforced thought, observation and the performance not only of mental processes but physical acts may be compared to having the child drink the water so that he may assimilate it. It seems likely that he will get more of it into his system by the latter process than by the former one.

Accordingly, this little book has been prepared. There were no precedents to follow. Criticism of it is invited, to the end that its faults may be corrected in subsequent editions.

I desire to acknowledge many valuable suggestions made by Dr. ;Mary Elizabeth Bates, president of the Colorado Humane Education Society, by James Ernest Dougherty, secretary of the Colorado State Bureau of Child and Animal Protection and by Dr. William Riley Callicotte, its state lecturer. The suggestive outlines of lessons for blackboard use are his work. Enos A. Mills, Miss L. Petenson, Paul Gregg, The Denver Post and others have kindly contributed to the illustrations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781332122370
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
08/04/2015
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

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