Title: The American public school; a genetic study of principles, practices, and present problems
Year: 1921 (1920s)
Authors: Finney, Ross L. (Ross Lee), 1875-1934
Publisher: New York, The Macmillan company, 1921
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress
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Active. Passive. Neuter. cation these classes received in America; it was ofthe same sort in Europe. It was traditional, calcu-VERBS. lated to turn mens minds to the past.Practical interests ofthe day were for themost part excluded;not so much by theintention of rulers asby the weight of tra-dition and the lackof organized mate-rials reflecting theproblems of every-day life. Neverthe-less that suited theintent of rulers, sinceit tended to keepthings as they were.It was disciplinaryand memoriter; cal-culated to train menin obedience, but notto think for them-selves. In France the case Eighteenth Century Childhood. The ^g^g fj^j. worSC thanupper picture is from The Little Gram- manan, published in Boston in 1819; the that. There profcs- lower one is an early eighteenth century . , , . , , fashion plate. sional educatiou had
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ROUSSEAU 27 largely given place to a mere training in etiquette, de-signed to prepare the candidate to take his place in theextremely artificial, and therefore demoralizing, sociallife which centered around the court. The accompany-ing picture shows how little children were dressed andtreated as grown-ups. In this connection Parker veryaptly quotes Taine as follows : *Even in the last years of the ancient regime (down to1783) little boys have their hair powdered, a pomatumedchignon (bourse), ringlets, and curls; they wear the sword,the chapeau under the arm, a frill, and a coat with gildedcuffs; they kiss young ladies hands with the air of littledandies. A lass of six years is bound up in a whalebonewaist; her large hoop-petticoat supports a skirt coveredwith wreaths, she wears on her head a skilful combinationof false curls, puffs, and knots, fastened with pins, andcrowned with plumes, and so high that frequently Hhechin is half way down to her feet; sometimes they putrouge on her fa
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