A Brief History of Education: A History of the Practice and Progress and Organization of Education

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Houghton Mifflin, 1922 - 462 halaman
 

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Halaman 287 - Promote, then, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.
Halaman 358 - The preamble of this liberal act contains a legislative declaration of the excellence of the Lancaster system, in the following words : — " Whereas the trustees of the Society for establishing a Free School in the city of New York, for the education of such poor children as do not belong to, or are not provided for, by any religious society...
Halaman 345 - Let the soldier be abroad if he will; he can do nothing in this age. There is another personage abroad — a personage less imposing — in the eyes of some perhaps insignificant. The schoolmaster is abroad, and I trust to him, armed with his primer, against the soldier in full military array.
Halaman 288 - If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Halaman 241 - The legislature shall, as soon as conveniently may be, provide, by law, for the establishment of schools throughout the State, in such manner that the poor may be taught gratis.
Halaman 214 - First, we do amiss to spend seven or eight years merely in scraping together so much miserable Latin and Greek as might be learned otherwise easily and delightfully in one year.
Halaman 233 - God's blessing attain at least so much as to be able duly to read the Scriptures and other good and profitable printed books in the English tongue, being their native language, and in some competent measure to understand the main grounds and principles of Christian religion necessary to salvation.
Halaman 240 - In every village marked with little spire, Embowered in trees, and hardly known to fame, There dwells, in lowly shed, and mean attire, A matron old, whom we schoolmistress name...
Halaman 233 - School, which is for the Education of Poor Children in the Knowledge and Practice of the Christian Religion, as Professed and Taught in the Church of England...
Halaman 217 - Latin and learning make all the noise, and the main stress is laid upon his proficiency in things a great part whereof belong not to a gentleman's calling - which is to have the knowledge of a man of business, a carriage suitable to his rank, and to be eminent and useful in his country according to his station.

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