Outlook Volume 50, No. 15

Outlook Volume 50, No. 15

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ... section on Education, Miss Anna Hallowell (of the Board of Public Education), Chairman, concerns itself with the educational interests of the town, and has its sub-committees on the placing of women on school boards, public libraries, the need of reorganization of school government in large cities, etc. At its monthly meetings it has discussed the history of education in Philadelphia; Dr. J. M. Rice's criticisms of our schools; and held a joint meeting with the Public Education Association, at which the need of revision of our school department was practically considered. It will concern itself with a study of secondary education, kindergartens, manual training, half-time schools, compulsory education, using the schools of our own and other cities for places of observation and comparison. The Committee on Literature of Education, Miss Agnes Irwin (now of Radcliffe College), Chairman, made for the members of the section a valuable list of books for reading, on the general topic of popular education. The Social Science section has an open field, and may take up any phase of modern life. Its attention was first directed to the industrial depression of last winter, and a study of the best means of relief. Another sub-committee began the study of local charities and their tendency to overlap each other. The section may attack from a new side, i. e., the woman's side, the well-worn labor problem. It may ferret out "sweating " dens, or it may turn a critical eye on domestic affairs, or even on the customs of "society." Its field is the world. The Art section, on whose roll are such distinguished names as Emily Sartain, Cecilia Beaux, and Alice Barber Stephens, looks on our city with its beauty-loving eyes--and I am afraid...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236976142
  • 9781236976147