A Memoir of Charles James Blomfield, D.D., Bishop of London; With Selections from His Correspondence

A Memoir of Charles James Blomfield, D.D., Bishop of London; With Selections from His Correspondence

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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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...establish in London what would now be called middle schools, in connexion with the Church. He wrote to Joshua Watson in 1838: --"I have finally determined upon a Metropolitan or Diocesan Society for the purpose of establishing schools for the ten-pounders, which I do not think it will be advisable to connect with the National Society, for this reason, amongst others, that the character of superiority which I wish these schools to possess, would be impaired by their alliance with a purely charitable society." EDUCATION IN IRELAND. A "central school" of the kind here described was, in fact, established in Rose Street, Soho, and existed for several years; but not fully answering the expectations of its promoters, it was abandoned. But he was enabled to effect something in the same direction, when, in 1839, following out a suggestion of the Committee of the National Society, he established the London Diocesan Board of Education. This body was not intended to supersede the National Society, but to act as its auxiliary in the metropolis. Its objects were, to examine schools not inspected by the Government, to. pay monitors and pupilteachers, and to establish superior schools of the kind just described. The Diocesan Board was not supported by very liberal contributions, nor were its operations so extensive as the Bishop perhaps expected they would be; partly because the compact eventually made between the Church and the Committee of Council has rendered its superintendence less necessary. But it has been ably officered by such men as Mr. F. C. Cook, Mr. Burgess, and the late Mr. Shergold Boone; and it has aided the cause of education of London, under the guidance of Bishop Blomfield, in two principal ways--by encouraging the...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
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  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236589165
  • 9781236589163