|Sl. No.||Curio Book Title||Year of Publication|
|9||Kindergarten Magazine Vol XVIII September 1905 to June 1906||1906|
“The Kindergarten and Soul Culture” prompting readers in India to grapple with the intended meaning of ‘soul’
in a magazine published in America in the twentieth century.
Human beings seem always to have had some notion of a shadowy double that survives the death of the body. But the idea of the soul as a mental entity, with intellectual and moral qualities, interacting with a physical organism but capable of continuing after its dissolution, derives in Western thought from Plato and entered into Judaism during approximately the last century before the Common Era and thence into Christianity. In Jewish and Christian thinking it has existed in tension with the idea of the resurrection of the person conceived as an indissoluble psychophysical unity.
Though not taught as a separate subject, moral education is introduced through languages and literature in schools and colleges. But teachers in India occasionally encounter irresponsible behaviour of students. In fact, the right way to inculcate proper moral values is still elusive for many teachers in India. The following ten practical ways suggested by Becky Sweat, appears to be worth emulating:
1. Model good values
2. Apologize to your children when you make mistakes
3. Use everyday experiences as a springboard for conversation
4. Read the Bible with your children
5. Share your personal experiences
6. Hold your children accountable for their mistakes
7. Don’t let your children take the easy way out of challenges
8. Involve your children in encouraging and helping others
9. Monitor television viewing and Internet use
10. Applaud good behaviour