Ten Lectures For Eight Shillings
The courses of lectures and classes for teachers organised by the London County Council cover much ground.
The subjects offered range from art and handicraft through languages, hissers', and economics and political science to phonetics and physical training. On the face of it there seems little excuse for any Lorin teacher going stale.
The fees charged are low. A course or ten lectures costs only eight shillings. Finnutiery and Flapdoodle
The L.C.C. is to be coagsaitilated upon its efforts to keep the members of their teaching staff intellectually alive__ At the same time it must ha. admitted that there is a certain amount of flummery and flapdoodle in the courses, plus some rather surprising oin;ssions.
Students of the psychology of play arc rsked to consider the meaning of play and the historic position of the study of play in children, whatever that may be.
The most surprising bundle of omissions is in the section headed -Economics and Political Science.In it these is precious little of either.
Lectures an League The League of Nations is disposed of in one lecture and the European situation in three. And in the whole syllabus there is not a hint of criticism or explanation of economics as a social science.
If this is the best the teachers can get there is little wonder that our schools produce such indifferent citizens as they do.