The author of the following article must disclaim at once any pretense of competence to sit in judgment on the aims of naval training or the general form that such training should take. Just as the aim and character of a law or medical school should be determined by experienced lawyers or physicians, and not by a group of pedagogues or other laymen with no practical knowledge of the profession to be taught, so it is obvious that the ends to be sought in naval training and the methods of attaining them should be under the control of naval officers.. This the writer readily grants, even though he depreciates thereby the importance of the science of pedagogy and his own particular "art and mystery" of teaching school.
The Colleges and the Naval Academy: A Comparative Study
By A. F. Westcott, Ph. D., Instructor, U. S. N. A.