Congressional Edition Volume 3214

Congressional Edition Volume 3214

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...only State whose exposition is now ready is one of the New England States, Massachusetts. The superintendent of the schools of Maiden, Mr. Gay, principal of a high school, has been charged by his State government to organize this exposition, and ho llas kindly done tho honors of it for mo. I looked with interest through tho exercise books of tho scholars from the first school year until the ninth. These have been mado with reference to the Exposition, but according to tho customary habits and methods. There is a school iu which all exercises are written with load pencil, at least for several years, and they have been written in the same way for Chicago. It does not seem to me that the Massachusetts scholars do better work than ours at tho same age; they write more legibly in very big characters and retain this habit until the end; they do less dictation, and they seem to mo less advanced in arithmetic. For some years particular caro.has been given to drawing, which was formerly neglected or even unknown. It becamo by degrees optional and at last obligatory. Three orders of exercises are followed which aim at a special end--exercises with Btraight lines, which tend to mechanical and industrial drawing; exercises with curved lines, which preparo for ornamentation, and exercises in copying and coloring, which lead to artistic drawing and painting. Tho series of these three exercises seemed to ine very interesting and worthy of examination. Three years iu the primary class grade, four or fivo iu tho grammar, lead to the high school, which is apparently better known and nioro largely attended than in our country. What surprised mo most at first was the great number of women teachers. All the photographs give evidence of this also; I havo not seen a...show more

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  • Paperback | 614 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 31mm | 1,080g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236633350
  • 9781236633354