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September 10, 1898

The Physiologic Approach to Education.

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JAMA. 1898;XXXI(11):615-616. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450110057011

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New York City, Sept. 1, 1898.

To the Editor:  —Some one has said recently that there are three avenues to the approach of education, the physiologic, the sociologic and the psychologic. The college settlement and university settlement laborers are grappling with possible social reform in education; the pedagogue and psychologist with their respective portions of the same great problem. Who will best develop and clear the physiologic pathway?In a generation's time the aim of education has been completely transformed. In years past our boys and girls were trained for too circumscribed spheres, the one for the special trade or profession perchance selected, the other for lines far narrower, the purely domestic or social routine. Today the projectors of education are satisfied with no scheme that aims not at the development of every faculty, lurking or alert. There has been achieved great advance in the true direction, but there are

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