Personality Adjustments of School Children

Personality Adjustments of School Children

Personality Adjustments of School Children

Personality Adjustments of School Children

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The range of educational endeavor continually extends itself. As thought widens and deepens, facts take on new complexion. New or clearer distinctions are made. New relationships are found. Old problems present themselves in new form. New solutions are proposed.

This is the situation presented by the book before us. In it old problems are treated in a new way. Time out of mind, some children have been found who are "unaccountably bad," and others who are over-sensitive or who tend to withdraw from the group, finding social adjustment difficult or impossible. These problem cases have appeared in all sorts of conditions of families, even the most conscientious. What best to do with such children has troubled and perplexed, often beyond measure, those called upon to deal with them.

Naturally the steps taken in dealing with these children have varied as the general outlook has from time to time changed. Inevitably, have entered the generally received attitudes and beliefs of the times. Thus, when in the past the general belief included total depravity, absolute freewill, and the moral necessity of punishment, many parents and teachers used, at times, drastic and, as we now see, cruel measures to bring these "bad" children into conformity. Generally, such measures only aggravated the evil. It would be too much to say that such measures are no longer used. Not only do many parents and schools still rely on them more or less wholly, and our penal system seems in fact still based precisely on . . .

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