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The Study of Children: Reading and the Study of Literature


by Edward L. Thorndike & Clark Wissler - 1901

It is easy to see that reading good literature improves the minds and morals of boys and girls, but it is hard to see just how. It is also easy to see that literary, in the sense of artistic, presentation of facts has a vastly different effect on boys and girls from that of the mere recital of the same facts or their actual experience, but nothing in human nature is harder to give an accurate account of than just what this effect is.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 2 Number 3, 1901, p. 176-200
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 9713, Date Accessed: 6/1/2020 2:43:51 AM

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