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The Speyer School: Part I. Its History and Purpose: Controlling Ideas in the School


by James E. Russell, F. M. McMurry & T. D. Wood - 1902

IV. CONTROLLING IDEAS IN THE SCHOOL The aims of a school are mainly the qualities of character desired in it, and any school naturally possesses a large number of them. But there are always some qualities that are especially valued, and these necessarily take the rank of controlling purposes. Since a school is a miniature community preparing for life in the larger community called society, the aims of a school should correspond with those of society. At least the principal objects of the two should be the same and possess much the same relative worth. Therefore, we can determine the chief objects of a common school and obtain a fair idea of their relative worth by finding the leading requirements of social life and their rank.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 3 Number 5, 1902, p. 292-292
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 9761, Date Accessed: 11/15/2019 7:19:30 AM

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