Foundations of Chemistry (Classic Reprint)

Foundations of Chemistry (Classic Reprint)

by Arthur A. Blanchard
     
 

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Formerly, the study of the classics occupied a very prominent position in educational training, and many of the ablest men of our times owe their efficiency largely to the excellence of the mental discipline thus acquired. The essential mental training can, however, be furnished in the study of subjects that possess vital

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Excerpt from Foundations of Chemistry

Formerly, the study of the classics occupied a very prominent position in educational training, and many of the ablest men of our times owe their efficiency largely to the excellence of the mental discipline thus acquired. The essential mental training can, however, be furnished in the study of subjects that possess vital interest and present-day usefulness, provided these subjects are as well taught as were the classics.

A tendency is now evident in secondary school education to depart from the study of the classics and to substitute therefor a multitude of vocational and informational subjects. It is extremely likely that this type of study will not only fail to prove as practically useful as its advocates hope, but that it will fail to impart that sturdy independence of thinking - that ability to apply what has previously been gained - which is so essential to success in all walks of life, and which can be imparted in large measure by a thorough study of the underlying principles of science in their applications to well-selected cases.

With the ideal in mind of teaching the scientific method of thought while considering the facts and principles of chemistry, the authors have striven to write a book the intelligent study of which will develop both the power of the pupil to think originally and his appreciation of the relation between the subject matter of chemistry and his daily life.

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ISBN-13:
9781440048029
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/09/2015
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.92(d)

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