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The Gill system of moral and civic training as exemplified in the school cities and school state at the State normal school, New Paltz, New York. A symposium by the faculty and students of the school, (14778093672)

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The Gill system of moral and civic training as exemplified in the school cities and school state at the State normal school, New Paltz, New York. A symposium by the faculty and students of the school, (14778093672)

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ELEANOR A. PERSONS, Principal of Intermediate Department, State Normal School at New Paltz, New York, USA
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Title: The Gill system of moral and civic training as exemplified in the school cities and school state at the State normal school, New Paltz, New York. A symposium by the faculty and students of the school, the author of the system and other educators
Year: 1901 (1900s)
Authors: Gill, Wilson L. (Wilson Lindsley), 1851-1941
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Publisher: New Paltz, N.Y. and New York city, The Patriot league
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
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he development of that experiment, several of themdirecting representatives of their departments to co-operate with us. While this experiment was in progress, a number ofeducators, among them Miss Anna Foos, principal ofthe Kellom School in Omaha, and many editors visitedthe school. Among the editors were Mr. Pierce andMrs. McLean of Public Opinion, Ossian Lang and MissGriffin of The New York School Journal, Francis Tabor,of The Altruist, and Cromwell Childe. Many othereditors and report-^rs were there and published theirapproval, but the articles of these ladies and gentlemenwere reprinted by a great many educational journalsand newspapers. The Pidilic Opinion article was veryextensively copied throughout this country and Canada.Mr. Childes article was for the McClure Syndicatewhich gave it immense circulation. It furnished thebasis of Wm. T. Steads article in the English Reviewof Reviews, i;i which he spoke with so much force infavor of the School City that the editors of several of
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Miss ELEANOR A. PERSONSPrincipal of Intermediate Department Moral and Civic Training 23 the great London magazines were led to ask for articleson the subject. This broad advertising of the success of this experi-ment resulted in the adoption of the plan by manyschools in every direction, and of course there was noway of keeping track of them. It is a common thing,however, for teachers to at once conclude that the planis too complicated for the comprehension of children.They fail to see that no child has to perform the func-tions of more than one office at a time—only one childis mayor and another sheriff at one time—and in somecases have simplified the plan to such an extent as torob it of the elements that give variet) and charm toit. It is then but a poor means for maintaining orderin a school, without the incentive of its being in imita-tion of grown peoples government The result in acertain school that has attracted much attention, isinexcusable disorder, and in so far as any

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