Geography in the Horace Mann Schools: Editorial Note

by James E. Russell - 1901

The publication of a comprehensive outline of a course of study, such as is given in the current number of the RECORD, has-a distinct value in presenting to teachers a general survey of the field. It shows more clearly than can be shown in any other way the relations existing between the various stages of a school course; it gives a setting for the work of each teacher and each grade. As a teachers' guide, therefore, if for no other reason, it is worth while to do such a piece of work. There is, on the other hand, a certain disadvantage in publishing so complete a syllabus of a course which, in the nature of things, must be constantly shifting. In the first place it tends to fix permanently what is temporarily expedient. And, second, it suggests the general adoption of a plan which is obviously adapted to the specific needs of the Horace Mann Schools. I assume, however, that the readers of the RECORD are intelligent enough to use these articles in the right way. In so far as they disclose obvious defects in the work of the Horace Mann Schools they contribute directly to the solution of one of the chief problems set before this journal; and if they possess any merit either of originality or scientific application they will serve still higher ends.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 2 Number 2, 1901, p. 61-62 ID Number: 9703, Date Accessed: 12/11/2019 1:19:01 AM

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