THE MEANS OF EDUCATION
The means of education are all the causes that produce or prevent those changes in human beings with which education is concerned. Such are climate, soil, scenery, animals, plants, shelter, food, parental care, government, churches, schools, libraries, family, friends, customs, productive labor, games, and the like, with all the varieties of each, and all the accessories of each variety. A list of all the means employed as accessories of schools alone would fill a large volume. Perfect education would control all means that could change any human being -- the bacilli of typhoid that might weaken him, the 'gang' he went with, the games he played, as well as the lessons that he studied and the books that he read.
Means of education defined.
In thought it is easy to separate off these changers from the human nature changed, the means of education from its material. But in fact the line between changer and changed -- means and material -- is often hard to place.
Means and material -- what happens to a man