THE MODERN TEACHER
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ESSAYS ON EDUCATIONAL AIMS AND METHODS
A. WATSON BAIN, M.A.
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY
SIR W. HENRY HADOW, M.A., D.Mus., C.B.E.
VICE-CHANCELLOR, UNIVERSITY OP SHEFFIELD
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Vj/ Published in 1921
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with them, and in suggesting a general mode of treat-
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Sir W. HENRY HADOW, M.A., D.Mus., C.B.E., Vice- Chancellor,
University of Sheffield.
I. THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH LITERATURE i
E. A. GREENING LAMBORN, Headmaster, East Oxford School.
II. THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH COMPOSITION ... 37
GUY KENDALL, M.A., Headmaster, University College School,
III. THE TEACHING OF MODERN LANGUAGES . . . -55
R. L. GRAEME RITCHIE, M.A., D. del'U. Paris, Officier d" Academic,
Professor of French, University of Birmingham.
IV. THE TEACHING OF CLASSICS . . . . . .87
GEORGE SMITH, M.A., Master of Dulwich College, London.
V. THE TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS 109
A. W. LUCY, M.A., Headmaster, Mathematical School, Rochester.
VI. THE TEACHING OF SCIENCE 139
F. W. SANDERSON, M.A., Headmaster of Oundle School.
VII. THE TEACHING OF GEOGRAPHY 173
H. J. FLEURE, D.Sc., Professor of Geography, University College
of Wales, Aberystwyth.
VIII. THE TEACHING OF HISTORY 195
F. J. C. HEARNSHAW, M.A., LL.D., Professor of History, King's
IX. THE TEACHING OF CITIZENSHIP 222
WILLIAM BOYD, M.A., B.Sc., D.Phil., Lecturer on Education,
University of Glasgow.
X. THE TEACHING OF RELIGION AND MORALS . . .256
The Right Rev. WILLIAM TEMPLE, M.A., D.Litt., Bishop of
Manchester, formerly Headmaster of Repton School.
By Sir W. HENRY HADOW, M.A., D.Mus., C.B.E.
ONE of the best auguries for the progress of
Education in this country is the freedom with
which its methods and ideals are now being
canvassed. A generation ago, educational reformers
were few in number and were held in little regard :
their influence was mainly confined to their own respec-
tive circles, and, for the rest, our Schools and Colleges
St. Edward's and St. Ignavia's, as D'Arcy Thompson
called them went their habitual way, contented to
range within narrow limits and to acquiesce in an
established and comfortable routine. But, during
recent years, the changes have been rapid and continu-
ous ; the outlook of educational theory has been vastly
widened ; in the domain of practice there are now few
traces of routine and almost none of acquiescence.
This growth of independent opinion is well exempli-
fied by the volume of essays here presented. The
writers are men of high repute, not only masters but
skilled exponents of the subjects with which they deal ;
and it is interesting to observe from what diverse angles
they bring their judgments to bear upon the central
theme. " What," asks the reader, "is the chief...