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The Teacher's Professional Library....... 273 1 Option in School Studies.
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THE Educational Journal o

Vol. XV.

Richmond, Va., July, 1884.

No. 7.

The Teacher's Professional Library,

It is now beginning to be understood that education is a sciencethat it has fundamental principles susceptible of classification and systematic development. This idea is not yet thoroughly incorporated into the mind of this State, but it is gradually spreading. The idea that anybody can teach school—that a man who is a failure in other vocations will succeed at teaching—is losing its hold on the public mind. It is beginning to be accepted that a man, to make a successful teacher, must have proper training. All men recognize this necessity in the case of the physician, the lawyer, the engineer, the artist. It is difficult to see why this training may be wanting, as is alleged, in a profession which in its true development and faithful exercise demands the solution of far higher problems than any of them. That the need for such training is gaining a firmer hold on the public mind is evinced by the establishment of Normal Schools and the more hearty support given by the teachers themselves to Normal Institutes. Some of our colleges are recognizing this need by establishing chairs of Pedagogics or by providing courses of lectures on professional culture. The existence of this need is not new to those who have studied the subject to any considerable extent. The public mind is gradually being permeated by it. Teaching is rising from a mere vocation to the dignity of a profes. sion.

Education has been regarded by some as simply furnishing the means whereby the individual may become a more skillful and suce cessful “bread-winner.” This is a worthy end, but it is not the supreme end in education. The great end of education is the development and cultivation of the faculties of the human mind, so as to produce mental power, to impart information and to form, as the ultimate result, noble character. The work of the teacher is, then, no easy task.

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