Calgary Normal School - Chinook Yearbook (Calgary, Alberta Canada)

 - Class of 1931

Page 15 of 90

 

Calgary Normal School - Chinook Yearbook (Calgary, Alberta Canada) online yearbook collection, 1931 Edition, Page 15 of 90
Page 15 of 90



Calgary Normal School - Chinook Yearbook (Calgary, Alberta Canada) online yearbook collection, 1931 Edition, Page 14
Previous Page

Calgary Normal School - Chinook Yearbook (Calgary, Alberta Canada) online yearbook collection, 1931 Edition, Page 16
Next Page

Search for Classmates, Friends, and Family in one
of the Largest Collections of Online Yearbooks!



Your membership with E-Yearbook.com provides these benefits:
  • Instant Access to Millions of Yearbook Pictures
  • High-Resolution, Full Color Images Available Online
  • Search, Browse, Read, and Print Yearbook Pages
  • View College, High School, and Military Yearbooks
  • Browse our digital annual library spanning centuries
  • Support the Schools in our Program by Subscribing

Page 15 text:

’31 YEAR BOOK Pag;e Thirteen MUMZ. m S£NS£ a 8 Intel). ence n Kept dap« £2 V hen V c |ffif we g ls 5 ,mply f™U rv eet cant resi s7 Ijp the %ch. the Hi AlUhf5 ! temp dt of) l w n f stop Mm c» ||j|j corridors talKl to Bt b -R t r307) rvtiKes C©©i ' Yn l)i©n p 5 life) Htrmorty Poyi -Subject “ 4 violm selection Tnie tuden ’ n.eetmd raHicwldKj - 4 iWf lessor) ' ti ' f 4nd Jet CXiv (Jo v ' h

Page 14 text:

Page Twelve ’31 YEAR BOOK On Normal School The vagueness of the title may be a presentiment of what follows. But at least, it gives so wide a scope as to forestall the accusations of discursiveness. This is merely a candid state¬ ment of what the writer thinks of Normal School as education in the broadest sense. And, Elam-like, 1 do not care to recognize the orthodox limitations of the best essay usages. Sated with High School’s fact knowledge, I first looked for contrasts between Normal School and the carking cares just over and I found many. Here the objective of learning and the justification of assignments are made equally apparent. Before, the mere existence of a course on the Programme of Studies was the only motivation we had. We took binominal theorem and all the irregular verbs to finish the more quickly as the complete and final products of those Punch-and-Judy factories, our High Schools. How different now. The use of everything, however humbling it may seem, is made reasonable by our patient Instructors. “May their tribe increase!” And again, in discipline the difference is apparent. Imposed restrictions have given place to a code of self-control, subject to a super control, a control intangible enough to bear every semblance to perfect freedom. Not only is this system much the preferable but it has been undoubtedly successful and I attri¬ bute this success largely to our Principal—witty yet earnest, kindly yet vigilant, scholarly yet magnetic. He makes us want to do the thing we ought to do. The last of the important contrasts is the “Dutch Uncle” custom here. I mean the relegation of each of us to be the especial interest of one particular Instructor, whom we are at liberty to burden with our maladjustments, failings, transgres¬ sions and so on. I think this humanizes any school, a human¬ izing so sadly lacking in high school. It gives a kinship between Instructor and student that helps one to “scorn delights and live laborious days” in the struggle towards pedagogical perfection. Parenthetically ' , I have not intended any undue criticism of our high school teachers. The shortcomings are perhaps due to causes beyond their control. But to go on, Normal School is in itself unique among edu¬ cational institutions. It not only gives us a profession (the utilitarian in education) but it means liberal development (the cultural in education) and is therefore a golden mean between two extremes. In no other school may a student receive special¬ ized training with mental enrichment, not even at University. And so we are led back to Normal School as the source of every good and perfect gift. Now supposing we were not going to teach; I still extol Normal training. Some of its uses are obvious. The successful have a means of living and these are times of uncertainty. But this is mercenary. I can see definite value in every course here. Our interest in and understanding of human nature (with which we must deal in whatever walk of life) are quickened and de¬ veloped by Psychology and Practice Teaching. The present is ex¬ plained and made meaningful by History, Geography and History of Education. A method of studying and appreciating Literature, as well as one of teaching it, is given by our English. Our “awareness” is heightened by Natural History ' . Health is made vital by Hygiene and Physical Education. Even that depressing trivium of Art, Penmanship and Music are educative humilia¬ tions. Lastly, Primary Methods should make us the better par¬ ents, if ever, in dealing with the child—“Thou, whose exterior semblance doth belie thy soul’s immensity.” All this I believe Normal to be, culturally. I suppose it would be rather strange if I thought the system perfect. But I have only one criticism. The virtues of Normal training would be immeasurable if the course were two years instead of one. Forgetting the financial objections, it would have many advantages. Paramount among these would be the effect upon those contemplating entering Normal. They would prob¬ ably regard school teaching not as a means to an end (as so many do now) but as an end in itself, as a worthy career. These two years would impress tiie laity as serious preparation for serious work; not as the one year impresses now—short training for a remunerative position of about a year’s duration and then Law, Medicine, or something else. Then, only too often, I have heard an Instructor say, “But we haven’t the time. You should look into it however.” And this usually comes at a most interesting time. Not that I w’ant all my education by the spoon but I do wish there were lime to get more of the subjects I especially like. In conclusion, I offer, no summary, but only repeat these are as nearly unprejudiced opinions as I can write. I don’t regret coming to Normal School. MARK McCLUNG.



Suggestions in the Calgary Normal School - Chinook Yearbook (Calgary, Alberta Canada) collection:

Calgary Normal School - Chinook Yearbook (Calgary, Alberta Canada) online yearbook collection, 1927 Edition, Page 1

1927

Calgary Normal School - Chinook Yearbook (Calgary, Alberta Canada) online yearbook collection, 1934 Edition, Page 1

1934

Calgary Normal School - Chinook Yearbook (Calgary, Alberta Canada) online yearbook collection, 1935 Edition, Page 1

1935

Calgary Normal School - Chinook Yearbook (Calgary, Alberta Canada) online yearbook collection, 1936 Edition, Page 1

1936

Calgary Normal School - Chinook Yearbook (Calgary, Alberta Canada) online yearbook collection, 1940 Edition, Page 1

1940

Calgary Normal School - Chinook Yearbook (Calgary, Alberta Canada) online yearbook collection, 1941 Edition, Page 1

1941

1985 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1970 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1972 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1965 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1983 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1983 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals
FIND FRIENDS AND CLASMATES GENEALOGY ARCHIVE REUNION PLANNING
Are you trying to find old school friends, old classmates, fellow servicemen or shipmates? Do you want to see past girlfriends or boyfriends? Relive homecoming, prom, graduation, and other moments on campus captured in yearbook pictures. Revisit your fraternity or sorority and see familiar places. See members of old school clubs and relive old times. Start your search today! Looking for old family members and relatives? Do you want to find pictures of parents or grandparents when they were in school? Want to find out what hairstyle was popular in the 1920s? E-Yearbook.com has a wealth of genealogy information spanning over a century for many schools with full text search. Use our online Genealogy Resource to uncover history quickly! Are you planning a reunion and need assistance? E-Yearbook.com can help you with scanning and providing access to yearbook images for promotional materials and activities. We can provide you with an electronic version of your yearbook that can assist you with reunion planning. E-Yearbook.com will also publish the yearbook images online for people to share and enjoy.