Paris Universal Exposition MDCCCLXXVIII.: The Catalogue of the United States Collective Exhibition of Education

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Էջ 45 - Washington, a department of education, for the purpose of collecting such statistics and facts as shall show the condition and progress of education in the several States and Territories, and of diffusing such information respecting the organization and management of schools and school systems, and methods of teaching, as shall aid the people of the United States in the establishment and maintenance of efficient school systems, and otherwise promote the cause of education throughout the country.
Էջ 44 - Truly America has a great future before her ; great in toil, in care, and in responsibility ; great in true glory if she be guided in wisdom and righteousness ; great in shame if she fail.
Էջ 6 - In my opinion, the instruction communicated in the free schools of New England has a direct effect for good on the morals of youth. It represses vicious inclinations, it inspires love of character, and it awakens honorable aspirations. In short, I have no conception of any manner in which the popular republican institutions under which we live could possibly be preserved, if early education were not freely furnished to all, by public law, in such forms that all shall gladly avail themselves of it.
Էջ 27 - XXIV. Sectarian instruction is not given in the public schools. Religious, particularly sectarian, training is accomplished mainly in families and by the several denominations in their Sunday-schools or in special classes that recite their catechisms at stated intervals during the week. It is quite a common practice to open or close the public schools with Bible-reading and prayer. Singing of religious hymns by the entire school is still more common.
Էջ 44 - ... the one condition of success, your sole safeguard, is the moral worth and intellectual clearness of the individual citizen. Education cannot give these, but it may cherish them and bring them to the front in whatever station of society they are to be found; and the universities ought to be, and may be, the fortresses of the higher life of the nation.
Էջ 46 - Warren]. 3. Facts of vital statistics in the United States with tables and diagrams; [by JM Toner].
Էջ 19 - States in all degrees of formation, and their institutions present earlier phases of realization of the distinctive type than are presented in the mature growth of the system as it exists in the thickly-settled and older States. Thus States are to be found with little or no provision for education, but they are rudimentary forms of the American State, and are adopting, as rapidly as immigration enables them to do so, the type of educational institutions already defined as the result of the American...
Էջ 21 - The school-discipline, in its phase of substitute for the family, uses corrective punishment, which presupposes a feeble development of the sense of honor in the child. It is mostly corporal punishment. But in the phase wherein the school performs the function of preparing the pupil for the formal government of the state, it uses retributive punishment and suspends the pupil from some or all the privileges of the school. In this phase of discipline, a sense of honor is presupposed and strengthened....
Էջ 114 - System of management and furniture of such establishments. Appliances for instruction suitable for the physical, moral, and intellectual training of the child previous to its entering school. Plans and models of scholastic establishments for town and country. System of management, and furniture for these establishments. Appliances for instruction : books, maps, apparatus, and models.
Էջ 117 - ... preparation; date of the performance; whether a copy or an original design; in drawing, whether from flat or round; whether done with reference to the exhibition or taken from ordinary routine work; the county and State, with the town or city. It is obvious that productions, without the indication of the essential facts as to their execution, have little or no value for purposes of comparison, and, therefore, for the purposes of an instructive exhibition. "It is hardly necessary to attempt an...

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