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Youth: Its Education, Regimen, and Hygiene   By: (1846-1924)

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BY G. STANLEY HALL, Ph.D., LL.D. President of Clark University and Professor of Psychology And Pedagogy


I have often been asked to select and epitomize the practical and especially the pedagogical conclusions of my large volumes on Adolescence, published in 1904, in such form that they may be available at a minimum cost to parents, teachers, reading circles, normal schools, and college classes, by whom even the larger volumes have been often used. This, with the coöperation of the publishers and with the valuable aid of Superintendent C.N. Kendall of Indianapolis, I have tried to do, following in the main the original text, with only such minor changes and additions as were necessary to bring the topics up to date, and adding a new chapter on moral and religions education. For the scientific justification of my educational conclusions I must, of course, refer to the larger volumes. The last chapter is not in "Adolescence," but is revised from a paper printed elsewhere. I am indebted to Dr. Theodore L. Smith of Clark University for verification of all references, proof reading, and many minor changes.




Introduction: Characterization of the age from eight to twelve The era of recapitulating the stages of primitive human development Life close to nature The age also for drill, habituation, memory work, and regermination Adolescence superposed upon this stage of life, but very distinct from it


Muscles as organs of the will, of character, and even of thought The muscular virtues Fundamental and accessory muscles and functions The development of the mind and of the upright position Small muscles as organs of thought School lays too much stress upon these Chorea Vast numbers of automatic movements in children Great variety of spontaneous activities Poise, control, and spurtiness Pen and tongue wagging Sedentary school life vs. free out of door activities Modern decay of muscles, especially in girls Plasticity of motor habits at puberty


Trade classes and schools, their importance in the international market Our dangers and the superiority of German workmen The effects of a tariff Description of schools between the kindergarten and the industrial school Equal salaries for teachers in France Dangers from machinery The advantages of life on the old New England farm Its resemblance to the education we now give negroes and Indians Its advantage for all sided muscular development


History of the movement Its philosophy The value of hand training in the development of the brain and its significance in the making of man A grammar of our many industries hard The best we do can reach but few Very great defects in manual training methods which do not base on science and make nothing salable The Leipzig system Sloyd is hypermethodic These crude peasant industries can never satisfy educational needs The gospel of work; William Morris and the arts and crafts movement Its spirit desirable The magic effects of a brief period of intense work The natural development of the drawing instinct in the child


The story of Jahn and the Turners The enthusiasm which this movement generated in Germany The ideal of bringing out latent powers The concept of more perfect voluntary control Swedish gymnastics Doing everything possible for the body as a machine Liberal physical culture Ling's orthogenic scheme of economic postures and movements and correcting defects The ideal of symmetry and prescribing exercises to bring the body to a standard Lamentable lack of correlation between these four systems Illustrations of the great good that a systematic training can effect Athletic records Greek physical training

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