Education: Good Citizens

There are various ways of teaching "good citizenship"—presumably a major aim of education. In Scarsdale, N. Y., the schoolchildren who trip matutinally to the two elementary schools or the six-year High School are taught in terms of business. Teacher gives them a lesson which is considered a "contract." By learning their lessons, the children fulfill their contracts, achieve a sense of responsibility, advance toward their looming citizenship with proper civic consciousness. In the Montezuma Mountain School for Boys, Los Gatos, Calif., children actually live like citizens. After a two-week campaign, the...

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