The Reorganized School Playground Henry S Curtis

ISBN: 9781331339434

Published: September 27th 2015

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44 pages


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The Reorganized School Playground  by  Henry S Curtis

The Reorganized School Playground by Henry S Curtis
September 27th 2015 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 44 pages | ISBN: 9781331339434 | 4.12 Mb

Excerpt from The Reorganized School PlaygroundFifty dollars fine for anyone found trespassing on this yard after school hours. The foregoing sign was on t he side of a school building in a middle-sized city of southern Arkansas, but the sign isMoreExcerpt from The Reorganized School PlaygroundFifty dollars fine for anyone found trespassing on this yard after school hours.

The foregoing sign was on t he side of a school building in a middle-sized city of southern Arkansas, but the sign is not unique in that locality, and it represents an attitude of mind that has been very nearly universal. The school yard has been one of the least utilized of our educational resources. Surfaced with a view to his convenience and used mostly in accordance with his desires, it has practically belonged to the janitor.

I do not know that there are any cases where he has used it to raise potatoes and the family vegetables, but he might nearly as well have done so for any advantage that has come to the school or the children. Often the pupils have not been allowed to come to school until 15 or 20 minutes before 0 and have been required to leave the yard immediately after dismissal.

The gates, if there were any, have been closed and locked during the summer time. Under the circumstances there is little wonder that school yards have been generally inadequate in size and often atrocious in condition.In the past 10 years the play movement has burst upon us and has brought with it an illumination as to the educational value of play. The old-time school yard, with its limited space and its restrictive traditions, is entirely unsuited to the new uses demanded by the new ideals, and there is going on everywhere a reconstruction of theory and practice to meet the new requirements.

As in all reconstruction periods, however, the facilities and needs are out of harmony, though many cities, with an imperfect understanding of the problems involved, are attempting to improve conditions according to their lights.The new activities for the school require, in the first place, a larger yard- secondly, a yard which is in condition to be used - which is not often the case at present- and, thirdly, a yard with a certain amount of equipment for play and some one in charge.

The yard is nearly as important as the classroom in the conduct of the modern school, for it must furnish a place for gardening, for open-air classes, for organized play and physical training both during the school day and after school, on Saturdays, and during the summer vacation. These new uses are creating a new condition, which warrants far greater expenditure and care than the old-time yard ever received.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

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