Embracing a Letter From Prof. Edw'd S. Joynes to Geo. P. Tayloe, Esq., And a Plan for the Foundation of a Normal School in Hollins Institute, Virginia (Classic Reprint)
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Author: Edward S. Joynes
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Excerpt from The Education of Teachers in the South: Embracing a Letter From Prof. Edw'd S. Joynes to Geo. P. Tayloe, Esq., And a Plan for the Foundation of a Normal School in Hollins Institute, Virginia And such questions are, indeed, not only of vital importance to each individual and family, but they possess an universal and patriotic interest at all times. The School and the Schoolmasteroccupy the very fulcrum of intellectual andzmoral inﬂuence upon the young. They contribute the materials which shall form by assimilation the substance of the future mind and character. They determine by early discipline and example, right or wrong, the methods of thought, the modes and standards of reasoning and judgment, and in no small degree, also, of feeling and of conduct in after life; and beyond the sphere of mere instruction, and in a far more important sense, the associations, and the habits, the standards, the examples, the traditions of the school, woven into the web of early growth and habit, constitute oft-times the most powerful elements in the formation of the intellectual and moral character in after life. The agencies, therefore, which convey these inﬂuences cannot be of slight, importance. The institutions of Education constitute, indeed, in all their peculiarities, a most important and characteristic part of the civilization ofa people. In their several departments of action and of inﬂuence, both moral and intellectual, in their constitution and conduct, their government and discipline, their methods and subjects of instruction, their standards of attainment and of morals, they both express, and mightily help to form, the mind and character of the people. These things are, therefore, legiti mate and important subjects of discussion, that are indeed'of vital inter est. In all nations, just in proportion to their advancementinintelli gence and civilization, they have received the attention of thoughtful minds, and a well constituted system of Education, at d Educational Insti tutions is regarded as among the highest glories of a nation. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.