The Educational Labors of Henry Barnard: A Study in the History of American Pedagogy

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C. W. Bardeen, 1893 - 35 pages
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Page 25 - IN the great educational movement now going forward on this Continent, and especially throughout all the states in which the English language prevails, there has seemed for many years to the undersigned to exist, if not a demand, at least the want...
Page 20 - ... of oratory in the discussion of questions of temporary interest ; which has led him to decline positions of the highest literary dignity in college and university, — that he might give himself up unreservedly to the improvement of common schools — the long forgotten heritage of the many.
Page 13 - ... least, until the next generation, for a better one is not to be found in the present. This agent entered upon his duties with unbounded zeal. He devoted to their discharge his time, talents, and means. The cold torpidity of the State soon felt the sensations of returning vitality.
Page 16 - His great object will be to collect and disseminate in every practicable way information respecting existing defects and desirable improvements in the organization and administration of our school system, and to awaken, enlighten, and elevate public sentiment, in relation to the whole subject of popular education.
Page 14 - It is a bold and startling document, founded on the most painstaking and critical inquiry, and contains a minute, accurate, comprehensive, and instructive exhibition of the practical condition and operation of the common school system of education.
Page 13 - Its half suspended animation began to quicken with a warmer life. Much and most valuable Information was diffused. Many parents began to appreciate more adequately what it was to be a parent ; teachers were awakened ; associations for mutual improvement were formed ; system began to supersede confusion ; some salutary laws were enacted ; all things gave favorable augury of a prosperous career ; and it may be further affirmed that the cause was so administered as to give occasion of offense to no...
Page 19 - State in the republic, and from ministers of education from almost every nation in the old world, by his thoroughly practical understanding of all that pertains to the subject; after raising, also, into vigorous action, the school system of another State, and setting it forward in a tide of progress, he returns to the...
Page 15 - Four years ago, a new system was established in Connecticut, which was most efficiently and beneficially administered, under the auspices of one of the ablest and best of men,* but it is with unspeakable regret I am compelled to add, that within the last month, all her measures for improvement have been swept from the statutebook.
Page 25 - American association of the friends of universal education, but of a series of publications, which should, on the one hand, embody the matured views and varied experience of wise statesmen, educators and teachers in perfecting the organization, administration, instruction and discipline of schools, of every grade, through a succession of years, under widely varying circumstances of government, society and religion ; and on the other, should harmonize conflicting views, expose real deficiencies, excite...

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