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In Moral Training
FOUR MODES OF NURTURE
PATTERSON DU BOIS
Contact in Teaching,” “Chat Wood,” etc.
Nurture them in the chastening and admonition of the Lord.
Y invitation of the lamented Dr. Maltbie
livered a course of lectures to parents and teachers in the Brick Church of New York. Subsequently, the lectures were repeated, with certain changes, before other audiences consisting chiefly of special students or of persons interested in aspects of religious training or of general education.
The present volume is an amplification of these lectures to meet the need of pastor, parent and teacher, in their common interest of upbuilding Christian character. It proceeds on the ancient doctrine of the Great Teacher and the modern theory of pedagogy, that child-nature is the pivotal point of education and that the neglect of this truth, by the church especially, has resulted in incalculable leakage and loss of power.
The child not having had his due, humanity has suffered accordingly.
Viewed as Nurture, education is not a mere question of the establishment and discipline of schools nor of teaching or preaching, but of the administration of every life relation. It is attitude and activity at all times. The educational consciousness must permeate and color all feeling,