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Compulsory Education in the New State of Oklahoma
			
116                     THE REVIEW






                            III
COMPULSORY  EDUCATION IN  THE NEW STATE
                    OF OKLAHOMA.


    Definitions of education, many and from various view-
points, have at sundry times been given by pedagogues, phil-
osophers and men of letters.  John Stuart Mill says of edu-
cation that it "includes whatever we do for ourselves and what-
ever is done for us by others, for the express purpose of
bringing us nearer to the perfection of our nature." Says
Stein:  "By education every power of the soul is to be un-
folded, every crude principle of life is to be stirred up and
nourished, all one-sided culture avoided, and the impulses on
which the strength and worth of men rest, carefully attended
to." Walt Whitman, that "Education should widen the lati-
tude and lengthen the longitude of the individual, the com-
munity and the race." Pestalozzi has described education as
follows:  "Education is symbolized by a tree planted  by
fertilizing waters--the seed germinates and expands into
trunk, branches, leaves, flowers and fruits, so education forms
the possibilities of the child into a harmonious whole, and
buildsup humanity into the image of God."      The Committee
of Fifteen decided that "Education has to do with the rela-
tion of the child to his civilization." Says Herbert Spencer:




			
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African Methodist Episcopal Church Review, Vol. 24, Num. 2

Compulsory Education in the New State of Oklahoma

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Volume:  24
Issue Number:  02
Page Number:  116
Date:  10/1907


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