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VIEWS OF EDUCATIONAL AUTHORITY.

■ . . ' „••.•■• , ■ .'. i '•-« The prob'em of the immediate future is to reanimate education with the religious ideal" Thcfo ;\re the words, not of a "clerical partisan," but of the famous Professor Muirhead, of Aberdeen. It is unquestionably the view of this great authority that all toe powerful iviflT?nc<B that can be exerted beneficially upon the child mind should be coordinated . ».'! • lied. Religion is not to stand outside the workshop, humbly soliciting the -abiehti'Mi . f'the pre.oaoupied or weariei inmates. It should be given its rightful of honour and authority where it is capab'e of working out the finest effects with its unhampeiou powers. In oth<-r words, the most powerful influenoe for awakening the young mind to high thoughts should be given an equal opportunity with those that fit him to earn nis daily bread. - In Switzerland, -w • are told by Mr G. H. Knibbe, education is regarded among air classes as aki dof leligion. And in .Switzerland, by an unsuc patsed vote, lbo people in 1882 rejected the proposal to banish religion from the eohools. iThe, association of the two faots is strongly suggestive. Let us not forget the preeminence of Switzerland for educational efficiency.

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VIEWS OF EDUCATIONAL AUTHORITY., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4418, 4 August 1914

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VIEWS OF EDUCATIONAL AUTHORITY. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4418, 4 August 1914

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