Mr. Barnard's Report on the Public Schools of Rhode Island

Mr. Barnard's Report on the Public Schools of Rhode Island

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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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ... in the perpendicular ptiipes. A frequent cause of failure in warming public buildings and private wellings may be found in the ignorance and negligence of attendants. A single' remark will close this report, which has been extended, 'perhaps too far by specific details--a want of which is often complained o by mechanics who are engaged in building school-houses. It is believed to be best, and, all things considered, cheapest, in the end, tebuild very goad school-houses--to make their external a pearance pleasan and attractive, and their internal arrangements comfortab e and convenientto keep them in first-mte order, well repaired, and always clean. ' The amount of damage done to school property in this city has uniformly been least in those houses in which the teachers have done most to kee every thing in very good order. The very appearance of school property we l taker care of rebukes the spirit of mischief, and thus elevates the taste and char 'acter of the pupils., Respectfully submitted. N. BISHOP, Superintendent of Public Schools Since the_ foregoing Report was published, important alterations have been made in several of the Grammar and Primary Schoolhouses of Providence. In the Grammar School-houses, a projection of the same size and in the same relative position as that in front of the building, is carried up in the rear so as to secure two additional rooms for recitation on the second floor, and one for each schoolroom on the first. A second story has been added to the Primary School-houses, so as to accommodate a large number of pupils, and secure a better classification of the same. The Superintendent, than whom no one in the country has a better scientific and practical knowledge of the subject, has devised a...show more

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  • Paperback | 278 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 499g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236747526
  • 9781236747525