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EDITED BY WILLIAM A. ALCOTT, AUTHOR OF THE YOUNG MAN'S GUIDE, THE HOUSE I LIVE IN,' THE YOUNG MOTHER,' &

AND EDITOR OF THE LIBRARY OF HEALTH.'

BOSTON:
OTIS, BROADERS & COMPANY.

NEW YORK: - CHARLES S. FRANCIS.

PHILADELPHIN-CAREY & HART.

1838.

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CONTENT S.
RECOLLECTIONS OF THE DEAF AND DUMB; to Illustrate the Principles of Family and

School Discipline-Anecdote of a Mute-Extent of his Obstinacy-Appeals to his Conscientiousness-Final Resort to Prayer —Another Obstinate Pupil-Method of Subduing

him--Moral Reflections, SOWING THE SEEDS OF CAARACTER, No. I. A Father's Method of Instruction-What

all Parents may do-Teaching Definitions--Importance of a Dictionary, MORAL INFLUENCE OF CRUELTY. Imprisoning Birds in Cages—Their very great Suf

ferings-Moral Tendency of Menageries-Human Inconsistency-Man a lord—not a ty

rant, How To PREVENT YOUTAFUL CRIME. Hints to Parents, DISTRICT SCHOOL MISSIONARIES. What School Teachers may do--Anecdotes of a

Teacher-His Efforts to awaken Parents-His partial Success-Results of these Labors,
INSTRUCTION BY PHYSICIANS. School at Newburgh-Physicians who have become

Teachers,
ELEVATING COMMON SCHOOLs. Proceedings in Plymouth County-Lazy Apologies of

Parents --Common Errors,
MUSIC IN SCHOOls. Public Instruction in Vocal Music-Its Bearing on Health,
ONE READING Book In A Class. Mr Palmer's Notions of Teaching Reading,
CONFESSIONS OF A SCHOOLMASTER, No. VI. Mistakes in 'School Keeping, --Results of

the Mistakes My Eyes gradually opened, DUTIES OF A Scuool SUPERINTENDENT. Duties of a City School Officer, MISCELLANY. Common School Instruction in Georgia-Common School Convention, at

Marietta-Cincinnati College-School Apparatus and School Libraries-Education Convention at Keene, N. H.-The Alleviating Writing Desk-Plymouth Teachers Seminạry-New Female Seminary for Teachers-Music in Public Schools—Boston Academy of Music-Education at the Sandwich Islands—Public Schools in Providence-Educa.

tion in Geneva, NOTICES or Books,

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TO THE FRIENDS OF EDUCATION, THE ANNALS OF EDUCATION for 1838 will be conducted on the same general principles as it has been heretofore, especially during the last iwo years while the present editor has had nearly the whole care of it. He regards the Bible and Experience as the two principal text books in all Education; though, like his predecessor, he will continue to exclude carefully everything partisan or sectarian.

The work will if possible be rendered more interesting to Christian Parents and Teachers this year than formerly. For though a correspondence has been opened and is opening with some of the most distinguished friends of Education in the Eastern Hemisphere, in order to draw forth everthing truly valuable in the institutions of the old world, we shall never forget that our institutions of every grade, from the family and the infant school to the university, must be truly American, and adapted to the wants of the sons and daughters of a republic. In this view we shall increase our efforts to present in detail, the most improved methods of conducting the work of education among republican children, both in family and school.

We intend to speak, with great freedom, of the character of existing instruments of education -school books, school apparatus, school houses, &c. We shall endeavor to set forth, what should be the objects and ends of the instruction of the Family, the Infant School, the District School, the Sabbath School, the Teacher's Seminary and the higher lostitutions. We shall insist more strongly than ever, on the correct education of the bodily senses and organs – the eye, the ear, the taste, the lungs, the skin, the stomach and the brain; as well as on the right education of the temper, the conscience, and the affections. And while we regard inothers and schoolmasters as the more effi cient and responsible educators of the human race, and intend to direct our efforts accordingly, we shall insist that every person has something to perform in the great work of educating his fellow-men, and in the spirit of this sentiment, endeavor to point out some of the varied duties of School Committees, School Visiters, Ministers, Physicians, legislators, parents, brothers, sisters, &c.— In short, no pains or expense, within our means, will be spared, for one year, to render the first and almost only work on American Education what the cause of intelligence, virtue, and human happiness so loudly demand, especially, at the present crisis.

We have said for one year ; for notwithstanding the receipt, the present year, of a much larger number of new subscribers to the Annals than during any previous year, and the fact that the ichole number of subscribers is greater now than it ever was before, the work is not so well sustained as it should be. To those who may be surprised at this disclosure and refer us to our preface for the present year — written in Switzer. land, and, as was then supposed, with a dosire that it should not be varied by the domestic editor – we need only say that it is owing, in part, to the deranged state of the curTency, and the difficulty of transmitting payments.

But it is also true that were our subscribers to pay us promptly, we still need and the cause of education demands it - a more liberal patronage. The former editor has sacrificed several thousand dollars, in establishing and sustaining the Annals; and the present editor nearly as much

We do not indeed affirm that the Annals is valuable in proportion 10 ita cost; but we do say, once for all, that those who regard it as valuable and wish to secure its existence beyond a year or two longer, must not only pay us promptly in time to come, but must each of them send us another responsible subscriber.

To those who find the remittance of three dollars difficult, a five dollar bill will be received in payment of their subscriptions two years in advance, or in payment of their own subscription and that of another individual for one year.

more.

A MERICAN

ANNALS OF EDUCATION,

FOB

THE YEAR 1938.

EDITED BY WILLIAM A. ALCOTT,
AUTHOR OF THE YOUNG MAN'S GUIDE, THE HOUSE I LIVE IN," THE YOUNG MOTHER,' &e.

AND EDITOR OF THE LIBRARY OF HEALTH.'

BOSTON:
OTIS, BROADERS AND COMPANY.

NEW YORK:-CHARLES S. FRANCIS.
PHILADELPHIA-CAREY & HART.

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