Time Volume 12

Time Volume 12

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...were enjoined to " co-operate with the Committees and Superintendents of schools," as they were not intended to become "a, means of exercising control, but of afiording assistance." Under such careful and gentle fostering, aided by expanding but not wasteful contributions from the Consolidated Funds, a healthy and very hopeful fermentation and excitement in the field of popular education set in. Schools multiplied, and Normal Schools and Training Colleges were founded or enlarged. Above all, the most careful study and attention was devoted to methods of teaching. To this period we owe Stow's admirable works, such as his "Training System," "Grandmother's First Visitj' etc., etc. In the great rivalry and emulation of conferring educational benefits on the community, voluntary agencies were not left far behind. Foremost amongst the educational enthusiasts and benefactors should be mentioned Mr. William Ellis, Whose missionary zeal led him, at great pecuniary sacrifice to himself, to become the founder of the numerous Birkbeck schools allover London--schools which offered spheres of activity to' such brilliant teachers as Runtz and Shields; in the Home and Colonial Schools Reiner and Kriisi (pupils and successors of Pestalozzi himself) were teachers; and in the Battersea Training College the best methods of teaching then known found worthy exponents and interpreters in such men as Tate and McLeod. What has become of all that enthusiasm now? It lies crushed under the iron heel of Mr. Lowe's Code of 1862. But I must not anticipate. Gradually the sky got overcast. The first grave mistake that was committed was in the appointment of inspectors; the lucrative posts of...show more

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  • Paperback | 350 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 626g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236851536
  • 9781236851536