Individuality

Individuality

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The teaching profession is showing signs of a somewhat violent reaction against the uniformity of method that for so long clutched and mechanized the schools. Long before teachers realized the deadening effects of uniformity, there had been many protests from outside the teaching fold; but they had availed little in focussing professional attention. Parents had noticed that vigor and freshness were departing from the teaching in our public schools. Youth at high schools and colleges had in their own way filed their protest by turning from the unappealing work of classrooms to affairs of their own invention, to school sports and sociability. But the professional consciousness was not deeply penetrated until the teachers themselves were caught in the iron machinery of their own making. When the supervision of teachers became as inflexible and as unindividual as the teaching of children, the problem of individu-

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