Sketches of the Internal State of France

Sketches of the Internal State of France

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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. 1811 edition. Excerpt: ... I. the necessity of waiting for the definitive statements of the different parishes, to ascertain the disposable lodgings; 2. the almost absolute impossibility for a great number of rural communes to assign a lodging for the teacher, or to pay the specified indemnity in its stead; 3. the want of capable teachers. Respecting the means of removing the two first obstacles, the director-general is wholly silent, because they spring out of the gene? f ral poverty and the derangement of the finance?; but he enlarges on the third point, and regrets that the steps taken by ministers to ascertain how many of the ancient order of Ignorantine Friars are still left, ' with a view to regenerate their congregation, by employing them in the duty of instruction in, the primary schools, have not heen productive of satisfactory results." He concludes with a wish that the towns might be directed to allow fixed salaries from their revenues to their primary schoolmasters, and thus provide for the re-establishment of the congregation of Ignorantine Friar?. It is needless to add a single word to characterize the state of the first step of juvenile instruction. The name of the master of whom it is proposed to commit the business of education would have the air of a satire, were it not preserved in the official documents. By the budget qf the year XHI. the government again undertook to defray theexpences of instruction heretofore borne by the communes. Thus, then, that uniformity of measures, which M. FourcToy had some years before charged with being the cause of the depression of the primary schools was all at once restored; and it is beyond doubt that the 787,100 francs which the public exchequer has promised to furnish, will not raise diem from this languid...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236656660
  • 9781236656667