Intellect Volume 13

Society For the Education

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 Excerpt: ...of to-day are no more comprehensible by persons of average intelligence than are problems of medicine, bridge-building, naval strategy, or corporation finance. Hence for the safety of democracy the average citizen must be taught above all else, as respects these problems, to do what he does in medicine--wisely select an expert and then implicitly follow his direction. Much preliminary light on this problem can be had even now by studying the interconnections of particular civic problems--tariff, reserve banks, court of international relations, silver legal tender, forced incorporation of trade unions, pasturage in forest reserves, public control of railroads--with the intelligence equipment of stated case groups--college men in business women school teachers, aged 20-30 skilled miners aged 40-60 club women, etc. David Snedden Teachers College, New York City SOCIAL FACTORS IN MY EDUCATION. THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A CHINESE STUDENT To write on ones self is not an easy thing. It requires not only a clear mind i This paper was written by Chiu Chun, a boxer indemnity student at the University of Washington, and presented as a term paper in my class in educational sociology. It is so unusual in character and interest that I commend it for wide reading.--Fred C. Ayer. for one to detect his own traits but also a moral courage to confess what he really is or has been. Benjamin Franklin did well in his autobiography, for he possessed a scientific mind to analyze his own life. Tolstoi was extremely courageous in his Confession, for he declared whatever he had done without any reserve. In writing this essay, I must combine the ability of both--the analytic mind of Benjamin Franklin and the moral courage of Tolstoi. At the very outset, let me declare my ambition ed..