The Origin, Nature, and Object, of the New System of Education

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John Murray, 327 Fleet Street, W. Blackwood, Edinburgh, and J. Cumming, Dublin, 1812 - Education - 210 pages

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Page 71 - Jesus was the author and finisher of the faith; to* which nothing can be added, and from which nothing can be taken...
Page 109 - of every parish shall diligently, upon Sundays and Holy-days,* after the second Lesson at Evening Prayer, openly in the church instruct and examine so many children of his parish sent unto him, as he shall think convenient, in some part of this Catechism.
Page 36 - I much regret that I was not acquainted with the beauty of his system till somewhat advanced in my plan ; if I had known it, it would have saved me much trouble, and some retrograde movements. As a confirmation of the goodness of Dr Bell's plan, I have succeeded with one nearly similar, in a school attended by almost three hundred boys.
Page 138 - I soon found that, if ever the school was to be brought into good order, taught according to that method and system which is essential to every public institution, it must be done either by instructing ushers in the economy of such a seminary, or by youths from among the pupils trained for the purpose. For a long time I kept both of these objects in view; but was in the end compelled, after the most painful efforts of perseverance, to abandon entirely the former, and adhere solely to the latter.
Page 123 - It is not proposed that the children of the poor be educated in an expensive manner, or even taught to write and to cypher.
Page 28 - Improvements in Education, as it respects the Industrious Classes of the Community; containing a short . account of its Present State, Hints towards its Improvement, and a Detail of some Practical Experiments conducive to that end.
Page 37 - The system of tuition is almost entirely conducted by the boys ; the writing books are ruled with exactness, and all the writers supplied with good pens by the same means. In the first instance, the school is divided into classes ; to each of these a lad is appointed as monitor. He is responsible for the morals, improvement, good order, and cleanliness of the whole class...
Page 122 - ... there is a risk of elevating, by an indiscriminate education, the minds of those doomed to the drudgery of daily labour, above their condition, and thereby rendering them discontented and unhappy in their lot. It may suffice to teach the generality, on an economical plan, to read their bible and understand the doctrines of our holy religion.
Page 88 - Frequent or old offenders are yoked together sometimes, by a piece of wood that fastens round all their necks: and, thus confined, they parade the school, walking backwards — being obliged to pay very great attention to their footsteps, for fear of running against any object that might cause the yoke to hurt their necks, or to keep from falling down.
Page 82 - ... of their abilities. It is a contest much in the nature and spirit common in elections; but controlled and directed, without excess, in a peaceful way, to a very useful purpose.

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