American Annals of Education Volume 6

American Annals of Education Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ... chance of terminating in the other colonies, before the apprentices in some of them will bear a comparison with the present state of negroes in this island. Here, moral and religious instruction is attended to more extensively than I have witnessed elsewhere. It is supposed that about one fifth of the population is receiving instruction; a proportion, I believe, that exceeds that of most countries advanced in civilization. A French admiral, making the tour of the island while I was there, expressed to me, in strong terms, his surprise and gratification at witnessing such a general diffusion of the blessings of education. The largest_Moravian mission in the world is here. There are twelve ministers, and at each settlement, a school. Insrauomon IN was Wnsr Inmns The government of Great Britain has offered to grant 10,000 to the London Missionary Society, for the purpose of erecting schools for the free negroes in the West Indies---provided the Society will make up the sum 15,000. The offer has been gladly accepted.--.Mercantile Journal. ADULT SCHOOLS ron CoLo1u: D Psnsons. The Philadelphia Association of Friends for the Free Instruction of Adult Persons of Color, report that during the last winter, 188 different persons were entered upon the lits of the male school, and 278 upon Elementary Education in France. 285 those of the female schools; making, in the whole, a total of 411 colored persons who have partaken of the benefits which the Association thus afibrds for acquiring useful knowledge. The progress made in spelling, reading, writing and arithmetic, is represented as considerable, and in some instances very great. EDUCATION IN THE Cl-INTRAL STATES or Noarn AMERICA. The government of the Central States of North America, more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 435g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236798260
  • 9781236798268