Excerpt from Education for Citizenship During the war the Army was compelled to give general education and technical training to more than a million and a quarter of the drafted men before a lighting force of four million could be properly organized. Because of the pressure of the emergency, results had to be secured quickly. Therefore, direct, practical, and intensive methods of instruction were employed and a simple and successful technique of teaching was evolved as experience accumulated. Many thousands of the leading civilian educators contributed to this work both in the United States and in France. By their cooperation with the military authorities there was built up in the Army a combined military and civilian system of training which proved so effective in developing soldiers that the Army has retained it and is adapting it to peace-time conditions. There is thing new in the educational principles on which this training system is based. They are the principles which have been enunciated by all the prophets of education from Socrates to the present time. The technique of teaching is also merely that which has always been used in effective instruction, though it differs in several important ways from the current practices of schools. Since education is to-day facing a serious emergency, it is of great importance that civilian educators help in conserving the educational methods which were developed in the military establishment during the war. These methods then proved effective in releasing national strength. They are equally effective w, because they are true to the fundamental instincts of America when liberated from the bonds of tradition and habit. This mograph suggests a practical program to achieve this end in the field of education for citizenship. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.