Reports of the United States Commissioners to the Paris Universal Exposition, 1867; Published Under Direction of the Secretary of State by Authority O

Reports of the United States Commissioners to the Paris Universal Exposition, 1867; Published Under Direction of the Secretary of State by Authority O

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ... perambnlatory system that had been so successful in Norway. There are at this time more than 10,000 of these itinerant schools held for a few weeks, or for a few days in each week, in given localities, and furnishing instruction to about 125,000 pupils. In the more thickly settled portions of the kingdom the parishes are divided into districts, each having its permanent school, the whole number of which is over 2,000, with 150,000 in attendance; in the higher public schools are 6,000; in private schools, 20,000; 150,000 educated at home--making a total of nearly 500,000 receiving public primary instruction, or some education of equal value. The quality of the culture secured at these schools may be judged from the studies pursued iu the most elementary of them, and everywhere advanced and improved upon in the permanent schools of towns. These studies are religion, the Swedish language, geography, mathematics, Swedish and general history, natural history, writing, music, drawing, and gymnastics. The legal minimum compensation of a teacher is not so much money, but an amount of the necessaries of life, such as corn, firewood, pasture, a garden, a house, &c. If a faithful teacher and well liked, he may expect to, and usually does, receive more from the school patrons; but this much he is guaranteed, and in case of failure in the school district to meet his needs, the government comes to his aid. Attendance upon the schools is obligatory between the ages of nine and fifteen. Secondary education is given in schools of learning--corresponding to the pro-gymnasia of Germany and grammar schools of England--gymnasia, and apologist schools. The first two afford instruction iu the higher mathematics, Greek, Latin, German, and French, and are...show more

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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236536134
  • 9781236536136