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This is a newly-reformatted version of William Chandler Bagley's Craftsmanship in Teaching, a culturally important defense of teaching as a craft and a call for moderation in modern progressive education. Originally published in 1911, this text comes from the 1912 edition (now in the public domain). This modern, reader-friendly version comes as a download-and-print PDF and boasts a clean, two-column layout, attractive font, clear chapter headings, and regular-sized text. Also included is a short biography of W. C. Bagley. There's no need to feel bad about highlighting and marking up this book since you can simply print another!
Excerpt from text: "What education stands in need of to-day is just this: a stimulating and pervasive craft spirit. If a human calling would win the world's respect, it must first respect itself; and the more thoroughly it respects itself, the greater will be the measure of homage that the world accords it."
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Biography of W. C. Bagley
I—Craftsmanship in Teaching
II—Optimism in Teaching
III—How may we Promote the Efficiency of the Teaching Force?
IV—The Test of Efficiency in Supervision
V—The Supervisor and the Teacher
VI—Education and Utility
VII—The Scientific Spirit in Education
VIII—The Possibility of Training Children to Study
IX—A Plea for the Definite in Education
X—Science as Related to the Teaching of Literature
XI—The New Attitude toward Drill
XII—The Ideal Teacher