Report Together with the Proceedings of the Committee, Minutes of Evidence, and Appendix; Session 1865

Report Together with the Proceedings of the Committee, Minutes of Evidence, and Appendix; Session 1865

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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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ... that Harrow, the traditions of which are altogether classical, and which is one of the oldest schools, is one of the last to which that change could be wisely applied. It will require some organising power to be able to do it well. 1192. Lord Houghton. Do you admit that, as regards the younger sons of the upper classes in this country, it may become a serious grievance to their parents to find that their sons who have not an aptitude for a classical education, nevertheless are compelled by the present system to leave such a school as yours at the age of 16 or 17 not so well educated or furnished for the ordinary business of life as they might have been if there were such a secondary establishment as we have been speaking of existing in your school? I do not know that I regard it exactly as a grievance, but perhaps that is only another way of putting-it; I think it would be an improvement in English education if you could have, co-existing by the side of a well-developed classical system, another system in which less classics should be required. i 193. And in which more preparation should be made for the practical duties of life? Yes, in other words, I think we shall come to recognise more than we do now, that there are a very large number of boys for whom a classical education is not the best adapted, and that our system will mould itself to that conviction. 1194. Lord Stratford de Reddiffe.' What are the subjects of modern education, as you call it, which you would conceive to be compatible with the pursuit of the classics, without any diminution of the time which is necessary to be devoted exclusively to the classics? I think very little. Upon that point I have rather a decided opinion. If you want to maintain the teaching of classics in its...show more

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  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236676211
  • 9781236676214