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r LONGER SCHOOL DAYS \
W. H. Hand, superintendent of the j
Columbia city schools, in a discussior. j
>f "The Longer School Day," has the j
following to say:
One, Aesop, tells us of a certain I
Jox that gravely advised all his j
:'riends in covnention to have their j
ails cut off because of the alleged in- j
convenience and danger which said j
jsil? AntnilpH nrmri their uossessors. I
somewhat likewise city folk and city j
;eachers are given to commiserating
md patronising the rural schools.!
^Tow the rural schools need a great j
leal of attention and improvement, j
>ut there are rural schools and rural j
schools. Many of them have good
;chool houses, good teachers and rea:onably
long terms. In rural schools
)f this class are to be found some of
he best prepared pupils in the land.
They know much from studying
jooks and they know much from
itudying things about them, and one
)f the agencies which has contributed
to their advancement has been
heir school day of sensible length?.
lot from sun to sun, but from 8:30'
n the morning to 3:30 in the after-j
loon. In these schools the supervi;ion
of the children's study has not
>een ideal, but there were se apart
cgular periods for study under the
:ye and direction of the teacher. The :
hildrcn of these schools carry their j
unches and eat them, thougft not
varm, at a seasonable hour in the1
lay. Then during the longer recess j
jeriods the teachers are the conpan- j
ons of the children to a degree rare- i
y reached by city teachers with city!
Docs Its Work Deliberately
After all, is it not possible for our j
tighly organized city schools to learn,
iomething from the better rural j
ehools? The rural school opens its j
laily session early, runs through its
schedule deliberately, intersperses
ecitutions with study and relaxation, j
provides a time for the needed lunch,!
ices its school work chiefly at school]
tad?is through. In contrast, the
rity school opens its daily session j
ate, runs through its dally schedule'
.'ke an express train, almost every
ninute of the teacher's time is- as-!
i^ned to recitation?, the tea* h?r and |
ler pupils meet only in t.io class-;
oom, lh<f school clores cnrjy and?
he children go iicme to he taught by
heir mo.hers, because the tocher!
;as had little or no time to give as- \
sistance where it waj needed and
vhen it was needed. The close of
he school day finds the teacher more
,r K^s fat;M:.-d =h?- errri.s honv* with
\er an armfui of written exercises,
r>nr?y of which should never have
jeen written, she is hungry atfd deDressed.
Ravenously or languidly j
;he eats after her fast, thori she sits i
iown to read and correct that arm-1
:ul of exercises. It is in such mo- i
nents that she feels that "her work Isi
lard and that she is underpaid. ,
Hfhv is it with her pupils? At \h?-'
:lose of the school day tney jnaicn
jp a few boo>s, msh home a<= hungry
is young bears to gulp down their
food, rush cut to plsy or to the j
no vies or for a joy ride, stay out un:il
dark or later, rush in \o eat a?ain,
>it down in the noise and confusion
:>f the family fireside to go through
the form of studying for a period,
then fall asleep with lessons unlearned.
Day after day this routine
is gone through in the name of ^duration
and being educated. What a
ludicrous performance! Any business
enterprise or industrial plant that
wou'd undertake to run on such a
schedule would be in the bands of a
receiver in short order, and its managers
would be objects of ridicule, j
In the industrial world we have
left behind us the 12 hour work duy(
us are trying to reduce the eight
hour work day. All this is in inu
world of machinery in which one maand
the ten hour day, and many of
chine does the work of ten men, 20
men, 50 men. In the intellectual
world things are a little different.
There is yet no patent process whereby
u group of children may be educated
by attending school a few hours
a day, five days in ? the week, 36
weeks in the year for six or seven i
years, the time at which the majority
of American children leave school. It
takes time for the human mind to
grow and for human character to be
aeveiopea. xntriu is jet,
road to learning. |
Advantages of Long School Day
The advantages of a longer school
day. with a lunch period at schojl
The teachers without neglecting
the recitations would have more time
to teach the children, and to direct
the children in how to study.
The tc.:cher would be able to relieve
herself and her pupils of some
of the drudgery of written exercises.
Hundreds of these exercises are called
for simply because ihe teacher has
no other way to reach all her pupils
in the course of the short school day.
TWENTY-FIVE BOOICS FOR ?
The librarians and teachers of the
United States at the recent conferences
of the American Library asso-:
ciation and the National Education
association selected by ballot a list of
good books for a one-room school,
comprising 25 books for children in
grades one to eight.
"Little Women" by Louisa M. Alcott
comes first on the list chosen by
librarians and first on the list chosen
Following this on both lists were
"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
and Through the Looking Glass" by
Lewis Carroll, "Robinson Crusoe" by
Defoe, "Tom Sawyer" by Mark
Twain, and "Treasure Island" by
The other books which appear on
the joint list are:
Nicolay. Boys' life of Abraham
Kipling. Jungle book.
Pvle. Merry Adventures of Robin
Stevenson. Child's garden of verses.
Lamb. Tale's from Shakespeare.
Malory. Boys' King Arthur.
Van Loon. Story of mankind.
Wiggin. Rebecca of Suunybrook
Stevenson, Burton E. Home book
of verse for young folks.
Dickens. Christmas Carol.
Irving. Rip Van Winkle.
Doclge. Hans Brinker.
Hagedorn. Boy s life of Theodore
Seton. Wild animals I have
Three books selected by the teachers
but not included on the combined
Riis. The making of an American.*
Pi7l/Hv5n Piftv fimntis stories.?
Eggleston. Stories of great Americans.
Three books selected by librarians
and not included on the joint list
Dickehs. David Copperfield.
Grimm. Household Stories.
Wysa. Swiss'Family Robinson.
SALE OF REAL ESTATE FOR
Will sell at court house first Monday
in December, 4-th, ail that tra^t
of land situated in Newberry county.
Bush River section, close to a good
school and church, known as A. J.
Livingston's estate, Davenport place.
Sold for a division. We guarantee
titles. Purchaser to pay for papers
T TT\Y.T7* T OU A IfT PI?
K. E. LIVINGSTON. \
The children would have the advantage
of being directed in their
study, and of getting the proper assistance
and instruction when it is
needed. Children need to be taught
how to study.
The parents would be relieved at
least in a measure of having to keep
school every afternoon or night to do
the work which the teacher was employed
to do. The average home is
not a suitable place for study, nor
the habits of the average home conducive
Home study would not be done
away with in the middle and higher
grades of ^he school, but the necessity
for home study would be materially
lessened. In the elementary
grades home study would be practically
Study, recitation, relaxation and
play would be better distributed.
The health of both5teacher and children
would be improved by having a
midday lunch. Lunches should be
served at school in a sanitary lunch
room. The children could 'buy a
cheap warm lunch, or bring their
lunch from home and eat it in the
lunch room. One of the curious paradoxes
to be observed in schools is
this: We teach health and hygiene,
then proceed to violate our teaching
in our habits.
! Finally, thousands of homes in our,
land ought to hail with delight a J
longer school day to aid them in keeping
their children off the streets and |
out of the lanes and alleys as many
hours as possible. The hours in the
afternoon in some back alley or on
some side street or in some other
unsupervised place may poison and
destroy the morning's work of the j
best teaching of the best teacher and
the best mother in the Kind. Moreover,
if the truth must be told, hundreds
of children are being better
trained in right and righteousness, in
truthfulness, in obedience, in good
manners, in other civic virtues than
they are being taught in their own
homes, and this statement does not
apply exclusively to what some neo- ^
pie are pleased to call the lower,
classes of society.
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