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THE

A MERICAN

Journal of Education.

EDITED BY

HENRY BARNARD, LL.D.

VOLUME II.

HARTFORD, F. C. BROWNELL.

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LONDON: TRÜBNER & Co., 12 PATERNOSTER ROW.

1856.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATION. EDITED BY HENRY BARNARD, LL. D., HARTFORD, CONN.

TERMS : $3.00 a year. 2 Vols. of 600 Pages each. THE FIRST volume of the AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATION is cor lete, with the publication of the May number, and contains, with the Supplement, which will be sent to all subscribers, over 750 pages, with portraits from engravings on steel, of Abbot Lawrence, founder of the Lawrence Scientific School at Cambridge; George Peabody, the founder of Peabody Institute in Danvers; Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, the founder of the American Asylum for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb; Thomas Handasyd Perkins, the liberal benefactor of the Perkins' Asylum for the Blind; and Charles Brooks, the efficient advocate of Normal Schools in Massachusetts, and with thirty wood cuts, illustrative of buildings designed for educational uses.

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATION will continue to be published by the undersigned, under the editorial charge of Henry Barnard, LL. D., substantially on the plan pursued in Volume I.

It will embody the matured views and varied experience of statesmen, educators and teachers, in perfecting the organization, administration, instruction and discipline of schools of every grade; the history and present condition of educational sytems, institutions and agencies in every civilized country, and the current discussion of the great subject, by the friends of improvement, in every part of our country, whether interested in public or private schools, or in the higher or elementary branches of knowledge.

VOLUME II. will consist of three 'numbers, to be issued on the 15th of July, September and November, 1856. Each number will contain at least 200 pages, and the three will make a volume of at least six hundred pages octavo.

Each NUMBER will be embellished with at least one portrait of an eminent teacher or promoter and benefactor of education, literature or science, and with wood cuts illustrative of recent improvements in buildings, apparatus and furniture, designed for educational purposes.

No pains or expense will be spared to secure the contributions of the best educational writers, and the experience of the most successful teachers and officers in the country, and to make the Journal in all respects worthy of the cause of American Education, to the advancement of which it will be exclusively devoted.

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TERMS. FOR A SINGLE COPY one year, (1856,) or for Volumes I. and II., (numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7,)

$3.00 FOR VOLUME I., or Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, and Supplementary Number, bound in cloth,

2.00 For VOLUME II., numbers 5, 6 and 7 as published, and without being a subscriber to Volume I.,

2.00 Exchange Papers and Catalogues should be directed to Barnard's American Journal of Education, Hartford, Conn.

All communications intended for or relating to the contents of the Journal should be directed to the editor. All business letters may be directed to the undersigned.

A circular containing the Contents and Index of Volume I., and a specimen number of the Journal will be sent by mail to any one making request for the

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F. C. BROWNELL,

HARTFORD, Conn.

May, 1856.

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PAGE. No. I. CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL OF PHILADELPHIA. Figure 1. Perspective,

92 2. Basernent,

95 3. First Floor,

66 4. Second and Third Floor,

96 5. Chilson's Furnace,

95 No. II. PORTRAIT OF ABBOTT LAWRENCE,

205 VIEW OF LAWRENCE SCIENTIFIC SCHOOL,

216 RICHMOND) (Va.) FEMALE INSTITUTE. Figure 1. Perspective,

2:31 2. Basement,

232 3. First Floor,

283 4. Second and Third Floor,

234 No. III. PORTRAIT OF GEORGE PEABODY,

237
VIEW OF EZEKIEL CHEEVER'S SCHOOL HOUSE IN Bostox, 1722, 306
Public High SCHOOL IN St. Louis, Missouri.
Perspective,

348 Figure 1. Basement,

352 2. First Floor,

353 3. Second Floor,

354 4. Third Floor, PUBLIC GRAMMAR SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, IN New YORK. Figure 1. Perspective,

409 2. Ground Floor,

410 3. First Floor,

411 4. Second Floor,

412 5. Third Floor,

413 No. IV. PORTRAIT OF THOMAS H. GALLAUDET,

417 PORTRAIT OF THOMAS HANDASYD PERKINS,

451 PORTRAIT OF CHARLES BROOKS,

587 VIEW OF GALLAUDET MONUMENT,

437 DESIGN OF East PANEL IN GALLAUDET MONUMENT,

436 AMERICAN ASYLUM FOR THE DEAF AND DUMB. Figure 1. First Floor,

443 2. Second Floor,

442 3. Front and Grounds,

440 PARKER FEMALE INSTITUTE, IN BROOKLYN, N. Y Figure 1. View of Street Front,

581 2. Garden Front,

683 3. Interior of Chapel,

583 4. Entrance Hall,

582 6. Basemont,

684 6. First Floor,

584 7. Second Floor,

584 8. Third Floor,

585 9. Fourth Floor,

685 10. Fifth Floor,

585 COOPER SCIENTIFIC UNION, IN NEW YORK. Front View,

652 SUPPLEMENTARY NUMBER. PORTRAIT OF HENRY BARNARD,

659 HOLBROOK'S APPARATUS AND FURNITURE FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS, 776 WOODCOCK'S PLAN OF ARRANGING DESKS. Ross's PLANS OF SCHOOL FURNITURE.

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NOTICES.

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THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, as edited by Mr. Barnard, is established to enter on a range of discussion and investigation, much wider than that which examines simply the best methods of imparting instruction to children; and it will be the highest authority which this country will have, as to systems tested abroad, or the improvements necessary at home.

We constantly regret, in the management of our own journal, that the claims of general literature, of science, of new questions in social order, and of history, are such that we can not devote the space which we should be glad to do to subjects relating to college education,-to the scientific advancement of the country, to the intense necessity among us for art-culture, musical and architectural, as well as that which relates to the arts of design,-and also to those efforts of edu cation which would reform the destitute children of the land, and prevent that crime which all experience shows us we can not cure.

In its true range, the title of “ Education "includes all such subjects, and many others which will suggest themselves to the reader,-not merely discussions on school-house ventilators, or on the parsing of an irregular sentence.

We can not doubt that our readers have felt the need of some authority, from which they could collect the facts regarding these subjects. Such authority, till now, we have never had.

The statistics of foreign systems of culture have been much harder to obtain than those of foreign armies, and the occasional reports of gentlemen who have traveled abroad with an eye to the best institutions of Europe, have supplied nearly all the reliable information which was accessible to most students here.

Hon. Henry Barnard, everywhere known as an energetic and practical man,, who has devoted his life to the improvement of Education --who has filled the office of Superintendent of Education in Rhode Island and in Connecticut, now establishes the American Journal of Education to meet the wants to which we have hinted,--to furnish the information which elsewhere we can not get, and to be the organ of discussions which otherwise we shall not have.

His own interest in movements for public education has opened his connection, so to speak, with the most distinguished men and women throughout the world, who have interested themselves in the sciences connected with the education of either the rich or the poor.

In his own library, as is well known, is a very valuable collection of the most distinguished modern authors on these themes; in his correspondence at home and abroad, he must daily collect curious and new material for their further illustration; and even among his personal friends, as his prospectus shows, is a body of very efficient writers ready to sustain his Journal with the pen.

It remains that the large“ public” which is interested in science, in art, in the classics, in social reform, by better education, as well as those who are directly concerned as teachers or as pupils in our schools and colleges shall generously welcome and support a Journal which has the right to promise so much to them all.–North American Review for April.

BARNARD'S AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATION for March, presents a great variety of' important articles, interesting not merely to professional instructors, but to all who take pleasure in studying great questions of social advancement and prosperity. Mr. Barnard's name is too well known throughout this state, and throughout the country, by his speeches, publications and incessant labors for

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American Journal of Education.

PAGE.

Portrait of William Lawrence.

I. AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF INSTRUCTION.

Revival of Education from 1818 to 1830.

20

Formation of American Institute.....

23

Constitution and Officers-1830.....

.27

Annual Meetings from 1830 to 1855..

29

Results of operations for a quarter of a century..

29

Contents of Vols. 1-26, of Proceedings and Lectures...

.30

Index to Subject and Topics of different Lectures..

241

II. BENEFACTORS OF EDUCATION.

Biography of William Lawrence, with portrait..

.33

III. HISTORY OF LAWRENCE ACADEMY, at Groton, Mass. By. Rev. Charles Hammond...49

IV. MILTON ON EDUCATION.

Education of John Milton....

61

Strictures of Dr. Johnson..,

..66

Extracts from Defensio Secunda...

...69

Advice to People of England...

.72

Notice of his own labors and blindness.....

.70

Tractate on Education--, letter to Master Samuel Hartlib.

76

V. NATIONAL UNIVERSITY.

Remarks before the American Association for the Advancement of Education, at

New York, in 1855, by Prof. Halderman, Rev. Charles Brooks, Prof. Benjamin

Pierce, and others....

.86

VI. HIGHER AND SPECIAL SCHOOLS OF SCIENCE AND LITERATURE IN France. By

Daniel C. Gilman.....

Faculties of Science and Letters in University.

Imperial College of France.....

...95

Museum of Natural History.....

96

Imperial and Provincial Schools of Science..

96

Special Schools of Language and History..

1.97

Institutions for applied Science...

..98

Directions to American Students visiting Paris for instruction in Science.... 101

VII. LETTERS TO A Young TEACHER. By Gideon F. Thayer, Boston, Mass.

VIII. LECTURES TO A Class or Young TEACHERS. By William Russell.

Intellectual Education-The Perceptive Faculties....

...113

IX. ORIGIN OF METHOD OF TREATMENT AND TRAINING OF IDIOTg. By Edwin

Seguia, Principal of Pennsylvania Institution for Idiots.......

........145

X. RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

Report of Diseussion before the American Association for the Advancement of Edu-

cation, at New York, in 1855. By Prof. Davies, S. S. Randall, J. N. McElligott,

Bishop Potter, and others......

XI. WILLISTON SEMINARY, at East Hampton, Mass.,

View of Buildings and Grounds.......

173

No. 5.-(Vol. II, No. 1.1-2.

...153

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