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Principles of Education Practically Applied.-Revised.

By JAMES M. GREENWOOD, Superintendent of Schools, Kansas City, Mo. Vol. 50. $1.00.

This eminently practical book assumes that education is a science; that school-teachers can understand the principles of this science; and that in their daily work they can apply these with unerring certainty to the children under their control. The teacher is told plainly what to do as well as what to avoid. The directions therefore are simple, pointed, and emphatic.

Since the original publication of this book (1887) some methods, then foreshadowed, have been worked out in detail, such as the teaching of arithmetic, geography, and United States history. In this revised edition several chapters have been recast to indicate the best methods, while the spirit and general tone of helpfulness in the first edition have been preserved intact.

The author's independent and alert observations will be found an invaluable aid to the practical teacher, not only in the matter of inventing successful devices, but in seeing the eternal principles that form the basis of intelligent criticism.

The book deals with school and class management; the conduct of recitations; the art of questioning; methods of teaching reading, composition, language, penmanship, geography, history, and arithmetic. There is an extremely sensible chapter on Health and Hygiene, and the volume closes with "Only a Boy," a bright and suggestive study of familiar types.


Student Life and Customs.

By HENRY D. SHELDON, Ph. D., Professor of the University of Oregon. Vol. 51. 12mo. Cloth, $1.20 net; postage 9 cents additional.

A fascinating and delightful book has been made by writing a history of student life as seen from the inside. Nearly all that is here contained concerns the reaction of the student against the strict régime imposed upon hima régime that threatens to destroy his individuality and to make him a puppet. Dr. Sheldon's book covers the entire history of university life from the Middle Ages down to 1901, with a review of past and present student bodies, classes, societies, fraternities, religious organizations, and self-governing clubs. There are an elaborate bibliography and index. Every university and college and secondary student, and especially every teacher, will find this work of exceeding interest, while it is sure to touch a responsive chord in the heart of every alumnus. It forms a general introduction to the subject, and the facts collected in it will be of service to that group of pedagogical thinkers which, since Froebel, has made spontaneity the touchstone of educational progress. Throughout, the book deals with the utilization of the play instinct; and it is thus connected in the most constructive and practical way with the present interest in genetic psychology and child study.

"A work of live interest to both students and educators. The distinguishing features of student life in medieval universities with all its romance and wild freedom, often degenerating into license, is interestingly told. Of nearer interest to the modern student is the sketch of the development of the American college and the origin and rise of the various elements that make student life what it is to-day. On its historical side, the stirring romance and color of student life will appeal to the general reader, and as a careful pedagogical study the book has a genuine educational value."-Wisconsin Journal of Education.


An Ideal School; or, Looking Forward.

By PRESTON W. SEARCH, Honorary Fellow in Clark University. With an Introduction by Pres. G. Stanley Hall. Vol. 52. 12mo. Cloth, $1.20 net; postage 10 cents additional.

"I am not concerned that the things presented in this little constructive endeavor will not find bodily incorporation in schools; for it is cross-fertilization and not grafting that has given us our richest varieties of fruits and flowers. This work is an attempt at spirit, not letter; at principle, not method.”—From the Author's Preface.

"A book I wish I could have written myself; and I can think of no single educational volume in the world-wide range of literature in this field that I believe so well calculated to do so much good at the present time, and which I could so heartily advise every teacher in the land, of whatever grade, to read and ponder."-Pres. G. Stanley Hall, Clark University.

"It is to my mind the most stimulating book that has appeared for a long time. The conception here set forth of the function of the school is, I believe, the broadest and best that has been formulated. The chapter on Illustrative Methods is worth more than all the books on Method' that I know of. The diagrams and tables are very convincing. I am satisfied that the author has given us an epoch-making book." - Henry H. Goddard, Ph. D., State Normal School, West Chester, Pa.

"I received a copy of An Ideal School,' and I am satisfied that I made no mistake when I, with the other two members of the book committee, recommended the book to the 310 teachers in our county.”— J. G. Dundore, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.

"Certainly one of the most notable books on education published in many years."-P. P. Claxton, Editor Atlantic Educational Journal.

"You have done the cause of real education an important service. This book is, in my opinion, one of the most useful in the International Education Series."-Albert Leonard, Editor of the Journal of Pedagogy.


Bibliography of Education.

BY WILL S. MONROE, A.B., Department of Pedagogy and Psychology, State Normal School, Westfield, Mass. Vol. 42. 12mo. Cloth, $2.00.

This book will prove of great use to normal schools, training schools for teachers, and to educational lecturers and all special students seeking to acquaint themselves with the literature of any particular department. It will be of especial value to librarians in the way of assisting them to answer two questions: (a) What books has this library on any special educational theme? (b) What books ought it to obtain to complete its collection in that theme?

In America no less than in Europe there has been marked development in the collection of books on education. The library connected with the Bureau of Education at Washington has over 50,000 books and 150,000 pamphlets on education and subjects more or less directly allied to education. Movements have recently been organized to establish state educational libraries in Massachusetts and New Jersey, and county libraries in New Jersey and California. Colleges and universities are segregating the books in their collections bearing on education, and giving special attention to the acquisition of pedagogical books. These activities make possible and desirable the publication of a systematic Bibliography of Education. This work contains in all the titles of 3,200 books and pamphlets. The selection has been limited to publications in the English language supposed to be obtainable in the ordinary course of trade. For convenience and economy of space the titles have been grouped into classes and these broken into sections and subsections. Much care has been taken to secure the titles of British books as well as American in the belief that it is helpful to the teachers in all English-speaking countries to know the best books on education in the mother tongue without regard to political boundaries.


Later Infancy of the Child.

By GABRIEL COMPAYRÉ. Translated by MARY E. WILSON. Vol. 53. Part II of Vol. 35. Price, $1.20 net; postage 10 cents additional.

This book completes the translation of Professor Compayre's well. known essay, "L'Evolution Intellectuale et Morale de L'Enfant." It brings together, in a systematic pedagogic form, what is known of the development of infant children so far as the facts bear on early education. Professor Compayre's treatise is one of the most sagacious and fruitful products of the modern attention to child study. Since the publication of the first volume (in 1896), investigation this fascinating field has gone forward at a rapid pace, and an immense mass of new material is now available. This has been utilized and interpreted in its manifold applications.

The interdependence of the two aspects of education-the study of the ideals of civilization and the study of the child (to discover what rudimentary tendencies are favorable or unfavorable to culture, and to ascertain the best methods of encouraging the one and of suppressing the other) this interdependence has been properly balanced.

The chapters in this volume discuss judgment and reasoning, learning to talk, voluntary activity-walking and play, the development of the moral sense, weak and strong points of character, morbid tendencies, etc., and the evolution of the sense of selfhood and personality. This part is even more valuable than that already published in Vol. XXXV, and teachers everywhere will welcome it as a highly suggestive contribution.


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