Education as a Science, first published in 1878, presents a systematic treatment of the process of education, seen as a logically cogent and scientifically valid method for the development of a person: it thus must encompass not only basic cognitive skills such as grammar and arithmetic, but also include instruction in morality, art and literature.
Particular attention is given to the prevailing circumstances and routines that together ensure successful education, and a detailed discussion of the step-by-step process of learning that aims not at the accumulation of information, nor at the acquisition of unspecific ‘skills’, but at the training of the intellect, will and emotions in total. In this respect, Education as a Science may be of use to the contemporary educationist struggling to affirm many of the prevailing attitudes towards learning.
1. Scope of the Science of Education 2. Bearings of Physiology 3. Bearings of Psychology 4. Terms Explained 5. Education Values 6. Sequence of Subjects – Psychological 7. Sequence of Subjects - Logical 8. Methods 9. The Mother Tongue 10. The Value of the Classics 11. The Renovated Curriculum 12. Moral Education 13. Art Education 14. Proportions; Appendix: Further Examples of the Object Lesson; Passing Explanations of Terms