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The first AHS opened on 20 April 1937 (Hitler's forty-eighth birthday) in Pomeranian Crössinsee, and while the Hitler Youth's (HJ) leadership envisioned fifty such schools with in excess of 15,000 students, as late as the end of 1943 only ten schools were operational with a meager 2,027 pupils in attendance. Economic considerations related to the war effort strained the planned budget for the schools.[2] Overall the curriculum at the AHS represented an outright rejection of previous educational ideas since it was anti-traditional, anti-knowledge, anti-Gymnasium, and anti-parent in disposition.[8] While the AHS original educational plan was intended to entirely transform schooling in Nazi Germany, it proved not much more than a duplicate model to the Education Institutes' boarding schools. HJ leaders and Order Fortress teachers operated as overseers and despite the rigid discipline at the schools, all HJ ranks addressed one another using the informal/familiar "Du", and instead of regional Gauleiter supervising schools in their respective territories, authority was given to Hitler Youth commanders.[5]


I think I've seen your theory (about context being more useful in language mastery than grammar rules) in action. When I took Japanese in college, I took two years of immersion courses, followed by ten months on exchange in Japan. In the immersion courses, the teacher spoke only Japanese from the first day, and we were allowed to use only Japanese or gestures. Most of the students had never taken Japanese before, and at first we were all pretty terrible, but we were allowed to be, and we learned FAST. Then, on exchange, I took structured Japanese classes (complete with grammar rules and learning kanji by stroke order), but I learned (and retained) far more by talking with my roommate and her friends. I was close to fluent by then, and they were all very surprised that I'd learned so much in less than three years. English is a mandatory subject in Japanese schools; by the time a student graduates from high school, he'll have taken about eight years of English, but it's extremely rare to find anyone who's come out of those eight years able to hold a conversation in it. This is a bit more understandable when you take into account the fact that they teach English GRAMMAR (explaining it in Japanese), with an emphasis on memorization and writing (and diagramming) correct sentences, and incorporate little to no conversation or "free" oral practice. (I'm sure there are some exceptions, but this is how the public school system handles it.) By the end of those eight years, the students are so anxious that their English won't be "correct" enough that they're very hesitant to attempt conversation at all, and will usually stop at the first mistake. I've seen articles (in Japanese) claiming that Japanese brains just aren't wired to learn English, but I seriously doubt that every single Japanese student who's spent time on exchange in Australia and come back fluent was somehow "wired differently". Over-thinking things that are meant to be natural is very rarely helpful.


The next point to be considered is the quality of the work. There isno doubt that definite work, on a well-considered programme, with agiven object in view, is a clear gain, leading to definiteness ofpurpose and concentration of effort and attention, the qualities thatgo to make a successful man. But what is to be said for the style ofteaching, the method of study, encouraged by the system of school-workorganised with a view to public examinations? and with what is it to becompared? And, in the first place, is it not assuming too much tosuppose that these examinations do tell very greatly on the generalwork of middle class schools? The Times, some years ago, spokewithin the mark in saying that the universities had entirelyrevolutionised the system of education in secondary schools by their"Local Examinations." It is not as if the regulations of the examiningbodies affected only the few candidates; the whole of the firstdivision of the school is worked upon the syllabus adopted; the second,the third, down to the lowest division, is worked towards thatsyllabus: that is, every pupil in the school gets the sort of teachingthat is supposed to tell when his time comes to be examined; and sosoon as the work of the school


There are schools and schools; schools where mental discipline ofthe highest kind is combined with conscientious development of thecharacter of the individual boy, and with such spiritual insight andteaching as help him into the better life; but such schools are not tobe found in every street, and parents would do well not to take it forgranted that it is one of these their boy attends: better, to take theschool for what it is worth, thankful for the training it does afford;to look its deficiencies in the face, and take pains to supply by meansof home training what the school fails to give.


And now, given the parents in their due position as heads of thefamily, and all the duties and affections which belong to the familyflow out from that one principle as light from a sun. The parents areable to show continual tenderness and friendliness towards theirchildren, without partiality and without weak indulgence. They expect,and therefore get, faithful and ready obedience. Their children trustthem entirely, and therefore bestow confidence, and look for counsel;and, of course, treat their parents with due honour and respect. Thereis a spurious dignity which sometimes brings the parental characterinto discredit; a selfish and arbitrary parent requires much from, andgives little to, his children, treating them de haut en bas;and the children rebel, setting up their claims in opposition to thoseof their parents. But cases of this kind do not touch the point. Fewchildren resist the authority of a parent who consistently and lovinglyacts as the agent of a higher Authority. He is all the more a sovereignbecause he is recognised as a deputy sovereign.


teaches, but must seek, not to reproduce himself, but to produce thepupil's self. He must teach "not without a parable," school lessonsmust be a parable of the art of living well; humane letters, sciencelessons, mathematics can be such parables. He must be a preacher of thegospel to the poor, that is, he must teach, not some of his boys, butall, only he must also "give to him that hath." As a ruler, he mustdeduce the government of school from the ideas of chivalry. The secretsof chivalry are (1) Truth, which must be taught withoutconvention or class narrowness, (2) Freedom, which needs to beinterpreted, (3) Courtesy, which must be popularised, (4.) Hardihood,which should not be only of the body, (5) Chastity and Woman-worship,(6) Religion, (7) Brotherliness, without exclusivenessor partiality. The richness and unusualness of this book may be judgedof from the fact that, so far, we have been quoting solely from thetable of contents. Seven chapters are devoted to the consideration ofthe shepherd as the life of the school, inspirer, teacher. Then followsthe consideration of the fold. Our Round Table sets forth howchivalry can become the bond of Head and Colleagues. This is asingularly ennobling and purifying chapter and throws much light uponwhat is often a difficult relation, and here, especially, we admire thewit and charm which make hard things good to be listened to. Thechapter on Some Knights of the Round Table, which gives us racypictures of several types of master, and that on The Parent as aNeglected Factor, are capital reading. The subtlety with which theauthor justifies that old-fashioned institution, the Family, and evenventures to hold up its casual ways for the consideration, if not theimitation, of the schoolmaster, is an example of how the salt of witmay flavour discernment. The book is a witty and even worldlywiseapologia for Christianity, for the high chivalry of Christianity amongmasters and scholars; and we earnestly commend it to those otherpastors who have but a few sheep


Germany (Eyre and Spottiswoode, 2s. 7d.). This excessivelyinteresting volume opens with an important essay, a considerable workin itself, on The Unrest in Secondary Education in Germany andElsewhere, by the Editor, Mr. M. E. Sadler. This essay isencouraging reading to all who recognise "Education" as a living forcerather than a more or less mechanical routine. The Board of Educationcomrnissioned Mr. Sadler to visit the Paris Exibition of 1900 in orderto report upon the educational section. The first thing that struck himwas that "education is not a thing by itself, but one aspect ofnational life." It is this recognition which marks the whole essay, andis perhaps the key to the unusual discernment and breadth of view withwhich the subject is treated. There has never been so deep an interestshown in education, we are told, as there is to-day, but the nationsdiffer in their aims in this matter. Here is a passage which at thesame time encourages and condemns ourselves. "Some are in the habit ofidentifying 'education' with what is taught in schools, and, therefore,of regarding a tidily organised school system as necessarily the mostfruitful kind of national education. Others have preserved a healthiersense of the truth that education is but one aspect of life, and,therefore, as varied and as long as life itself, with the result thatsome of their children get a very much better education than others,and that, in the community taken as a whole, the average ofintellectual attainments is low." The comparison between English andContinental secondary schools is searching and suggestive, but the gistof the whole is, that, that which we have that in which we are great,is due to the free play allowed to individuality in English education.This admits of the action of an enormous force in the making ofcharacter. "We English have always believed that some of the highestkinds of learning are not necessarily printed in books, but may beembodied in institutions; that some of the noblest combinations ofintellectual and spiritual power seek to revive, 350c69d7ab


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