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THE cry of the so-called practical educator to-day is “Stick to the fundamentals! Out with fads and frills!"
Fine! We agree. For what is more fundamental than music? MUSIC was the basis of education centuries before the three R's were known!
Rightfully enough, it is only a thorough grounding in the three R's and vocational training that prepares for adequately sustaining life. But true education has come to mean so much more than a preparation for making a Iiving. It must prepare for complete Iiving. The modern school is more than a mere workshop. Only insofar as it makes ready for both earning a living and appreciating the finer values of life -music, art, literature-does it fulfill its mission.
Music in the school vitalizes, illuminates, and correlates with many other subjects: literature, history, geography, commercial studies, mythology, physical education, nature study, and hygiene. It fosters all the educational processes that are the desideratum of the so-called practical subjects. It SECURES attention, interest, mental discipline, participation, and expression, THROUGH sense perception, emotional response, and instruction, STIMULATING imagination, discrimination, concentration, and interpretation, LEAVING a residium of knowledge, culture, poise, and power.
What other one subject can do so much 2 – And fully possible with the Victrola in the classroom.
A SHORT HISTORY OF MODERN PEOPLES (Part II of World Progress), by Willis Mason West, Sometime Professor of History and Head of the Department in the University of Minnesota.
The growing demand in high schools for a one-year course in European history led the author some months ago to write World Progress. The original work is now published in two volumes, each planned to cover a half year's work, and this book contains the second part, beginning with the Protestant Reformation, and traces the story of modern peoples down to the present time, including the World War. The author's aim throughout has been to select topics that make the past live again and that at the same time form a continuous story, and prepare for an understanding of the social problems of to-day. Such a brief survey demands the rigid exclusion of nonessentials. Recent developments have led the author to lay new emphasis upon the story of Spanish America, as well as upon China and Japan. United States history has been purposely omitted, except where intimately interwoven with old world development, because of the fact that that subject now receives a full and separate high school year. Cloth, about 380 pages, price $1.50. Allyn and Bacom, New York, Boston, Chicago.
THE PURPOSE, PREPARATION AND METHODS IN THE RECITATION, A Revised and Reset Edition of the Recitation, by Samuel Hamilton, Ph.D., LL.D., superintendent of public schools, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania. “The Recitation’’, under which title this book was first published, received such a cordial reception on the part of teachers, and contained such a treatment of the essential principles of pedagogy, that there has been an urgent demand for its revision in the light of recent educational
progress. Much has been eliminated, important changes have been made, new sections have been added, and a chapter on the Socialized Recitation inserted, necessitating a complete resetting. This is neither a profound nor an exhaustive treatise on the recitation. It is only a series of easy lectures on the subject, prepared for young teachers. They are published in the hope that they will prove helpful to this class, and serve as a manual or guide in making the recitation a greater instrument of service. The discussion of the various themes in most cases is very brief, and often fragmentary. A full treatment of each would extend the limits of the volume far beyond its contemplated size. The whole discussion in this volume is intended to be suggestive rather than exhaustive. Many of the professional books are too difficult for young teachers. They appeal to the more advanced students of pedagogy. This volume is intended to aid the younger members of the profession by simplifying, and, if possible, clarifying for them, subjects usually regarded as difficult and obscure, and the author has endeavored to bring the whole discussion within the grasp of the average high school graduate. Cloth, 238 pages, price $1.60. J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, Chicago, and London.
MECHANICAL DEVICES IN THE Home, by Edith Allen, M.A., Assistant Editor, U. S. Department of Agriculture, formerly Specialist in Home Economics in Kansas State Agricultural College, University of Texas, and Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College. In writing this book the author's aim has been (1) to give information which will guide householders in selecting and installing the best cooking and heating devices, and in using them with the greatest economy of fuel and safety
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ForTUNA-Tony, by Enrique Perez Escrich, edited, with Introduction, Notes, Exercises and Vocabulary, by M. A. DeVitis. This book has been recommended for use in American schools by the Spanish Committee of the Modern Language Association. This edition of two admirable dog stories is made especially for pupils in the early stage of their study of Spanish. The volume contains exhaustive notes, adapted for beginning classes, and grammar rules are fully stated and illustrated. The author is a versatile writer, having written no less than thirty plays and a goodly number of novels and short stories. Greatest of all friends is the faithful dog, and this writer loved dogs and hunting. He was invariably seen with dogs around him whether reading, writing or hunting. The dog has played no small part in literature, and the weaving of the stories contained in this book about the lives of two famous dogs needs no apology. It is a book that will appeal to and interest young students. Cloth, 154 pages, price $.80. Allyn do Bacon, Bostom, New York, Chicago.
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