ERIC Number: ED540975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1918
Reference Count: 0
Training in Courtesy: Suggestions for Teaching Good Manners in Elementary Schools. Bulletin, 1917, No. 54
McNaught, Margaret S.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
Realizing the difficulty of teaching morals and manners, subjects which the laws of many States require to be taught, this bulletin on good manners has prepared as a help to elementary teachers. Though written for the teachers, it is addressed to the children and may be used in various way: It may be read silently by the teacher and discussed with the children; it may be used merely as added material to suggest or to supplement lessons planned by the teacher; it may be read aloud to the children; or the older boys and girls may read it for themselves. The importance of education in manners is due to the fact that a knowledge of social customs and social usages is almost as necessary to civilized man as a knowledge of how to earn a living. Manners should be taught as matters of sufficient value to be studied for themselves, not merely as minor parts of health, laws, good conduct, or school discipline. Part I of this bulletin, "What constitutes good conduct," covers the following topics: (1) Cleanliness; (2) Neatness; (3) Care of public property; (4) Conduct at school; (5) What to do; (6) What not to do; (7) Conduct at home; (8) Common courtesies; (9) Manners at the table; (10) How to behave in camp or at a picnic; and (11) General rules of conduct. Part II, "Good manners dramatized," contains the following sections: (1) Cleanliness; (2) Fair play; (3) Behavior in street cars; and (4) A picnic. A bibliography is also included. (Contains 18 figures and 1 footnote.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Educational History, Prosocial Behavior, Values Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Educational Resources, Hygiene, Student Behavior, Interpersonal Relationship, Educational Principles, Family Environment, Bibliographies, Teaching Methods, Drama, Elementary School Students, Interpersonal Competence, Social Development, Socialization, Recreational Activities, Teaching Guides
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)