Two Views of Education: With Other Papers Chiefly on the Study of Literature

Two Views of Education: With Other Papers Chiefly on the Study of Literature

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Two Views of Education: With Other Papers Chiefly on the Study of Literature

Two Views of Education: With Other Papers Chiefly on the Study of Literature

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In gathering these papers into a volume, I have been moved by three considerations. First, a number of friends and pupils, including certain teachers of English, would have it so. Secondly, there has been a demand for some of the articles from persons unknown to me, and some of them have been handled as pamphlets by book-shops in a fashion not altogether satisfactory to the dealers or customers, or to the author. Thirdly, I have found nearly all the contents of the present volume useful in my teaching at Cornell University, as well as in summer courses given at the University of Illinois, Stanford University, and the University of California. Meanwhile the supply of offprints and pamphlets has been virtually exhausted, so that I must either reprint most of the papers, or relinquish the hope of giving again certain courses for teachers in what seems to me the most effective way. Perhaps it will not be amiss to add that I have faith in the eclectic body of doctrine here offered to a wider public. The volume naturally represents my own experience as a student and teacher in a special province; yet so much of it is assimilated from writers and thinkers, teachers and scholars, of all ages, that it may fairly be said to represent a broader range . . .

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