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A CONTRIBUTION TO SOME PHASES OF
MARTIN G. BRUMBAUGH, Ph.D., LL.D
Professor of Pedagogy in the
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The opening chapter of Genesis is a record of transcendent things. It reveals God at work. He is recorded as creating the physical universe and all the life that subsists upon it. Among the interesting phrases descriptive of his activity, none is of greater moment than the phrase " Let us make man." So far as we know, this proposition involved the production, out of crude material, of a wholly new creature. Man is a new creation, not a new combination. In a vastly more restricted sense, but in harmony with the same central idea, it has seemed to me wise to name this volume" The Making of a Teacher," instead of "The Training of a Teacher." The training of a teacher assumes that we have the teacher at the beginning of the process and that our work is to modify something already provided. This does not describe accurately the process by which we are to secure teachers. A teacher is something different from a man. To make a teacher involves a new creation out of the raw materials which constitute humanity at large. We must create a new product. This new product is the teacher. The teacher is more than a man trained to be a different kind of a man. He is a new