Portraits Of Helen Kinne

| February 13, 2013

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She saw education as a structural whole—and her own subject in its proper proportion to that whole. Her constant effort was to release her pupils from the thraldom of devotion to special methods of work—to make them grasp the importance of principle and the relative unimportance of method. She taught them to think and to organize their thought, refused to let them become blind copyists of her own or any other way of doing things, and was happiest when she found that her graduates had so grasped principles that they were not afraid of liberty of application. Her students say of her teaching that they came away from her class feeling lifted up—with renewed ambition and sense of their own power to achieve.
-Lucetta Daniell from Departmental Notes 1918

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