The Philosophy and Psychology of the Kindergarten
by James E. Russell - 1903
The American school system, as a system, is defective in that its constituent parts are not sufficiently related to each other. In theory each grade is introductory to the grade next succeeding, and we pride ourselves on having an educational ladder reaching from the kindergarten to the university. But the college overlaps the university at one end and the secondary school at the other. There is complaint of a serious break between the secondary school and the grammar school; and between the elementary school and the kindergarten is a gulf which few teachers attempt to span.
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