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During the course, lectures will be given on the management and government of schools ; on the best methods of teaching and illustration ; on the nature and importance of the office of teachers ; on the laws of Ohio respecting schools, &c.
In the Institute will be taught, the Languages, Mathematics, and several other branches, but none of those mentioned in the Seminary course. The course of studies in the Jostitute will extend at least to two years; giving opportunity to prepare thoroughly for college, or for the common pursuits of life. Latin, Greek, Algebra, Geonetry, Trigonometry, Navigation, Surveying, Logic, &c. will be thoroughly taught.
To enter this department students must be prepared to commence advantageously the study of the branches pursued. Students not expecting to teach, may becorne members of the Seminary, by entering the regular classes and conforming to the regulations of the institution. Students in the Institute department, will, if they wish, have an opportunity of attending to branches in the Teacher's course with the regular classes.
Young Ladies as well as young Gentlemen admitted as members of the Seminary and lostitute.
In both departments, every Wednesday afternoon will be devoted to composition and declaration.
Good facilitles for Agricultural and Mechanical labor may be had in Kirtland, as soon as the arrangements can be effected, by which the students may preserve their health and defray some portion of the expenses of their education. Students, if they wish, may obtain mechanic shops immediately, and by furnishing their own tools, manufacture such articles as may be wanted in the place.
Mr Nelson Slater is the Principal.
LOUISIANA INSTITUTE FOR THE PROMOTION OF EDUCATION. A number of the friends of Education in Jackson, being sensible of the great apathy, and desirous of exciting a general interest on this subject, held a meeting for mutual consultation at the College Chapel. After an interesting discussion in regard to the importance and expediency of forming an association for the advancement of the cause, and the best and most efficient method of accomplishing its benevolent purposes, it was
Resolved, That a State Society be formed for the promotion of Education.
A committee was appointed for the purpose of preparing and reporting the form of a Constitution, consisting of Prof. A. D. Wooldbridge, Prof. H. H. Gird, Prof. Cubi, Dr Harris and H. Dwight.
At a subsequent meeting held December 10th, the reported form of a Constitution, after some amendments, was adopted ; and the Society, under the name of “ Louisiana Institute for the Promotion of Education," was organized by the election of its officers for the ensuing year.
The name of the Institute indicates its general object. It will endeavor to collect and diffuse useful information in regard to Education; to call public attention to the subject; and to promote, by all proper and judicious measures, the cause of educatiou in the State of Louisiana. It is hoped and contemplated that the Society will be able, by its Executive Co.umittee, to render important service to academies and schools, by procuring or assisting to procure competent teachers; and to teachers, by aiding them to obtain suitable and desirable situations. It is confidently hoped, by the friends of the Institute, that its formation and operations will result in great and lasting good to the cause of Education in the State.
Its semi-annual meetings will commence on the first Wednesday in June, and on the second Monday in December.
Officers of the Institute. Hon. L. Drury, President; Prof. A. D. Wooldridge, Vice President; H. Dwight, Recording Secretary ; Prof. H. H. Gird, Corresponding Secretary ; Dr Willian M. Carpenter, Rev. J. Shannon, (President College, La.,) Prof. M. Cubi, Rev. J. A. Ronaldson, and P. Fishburn, Esq., Executive Committee. The President, Vice President, Recording and Corresponding Secretaries, are ex officio members of the Committee.
MEETING OF TEACHERS AT GARDNER. Agreeable to notice previously given, the Teachers of Common Schools, from the several towns invited, met at the Hall of William Woodbury, Jr., in Gardner, on the evening of December 12, 1838. Jonas Harwood, Jr., of Westminster, was called to the Chair, and David Pinkerton, Jr., of Gardner, was chosen Secretary.
Awong other resolutions are these.
Resolved, That in the estimation of this meeting, the standard of Cominop Schools is quite too low, and that we feel ourselves bound to make every possible effort for their elevation.
Resolved, That the office of instructer embraces duties the most weighty, laborious and responsible, and that it deserves much more fully than it has yet received, the co-operation and encouragement of all classes of the community.
Resolved, That he who teaches with no higher view than to obtain his wayes, is unworthy of his employment.
Resolved, That it is expedient and desirable for teachers to form town associations, that they may act unitedly, exercise a free interchange of thought, feeling and experimental koowledge.
ANNALS OF EDUCATION.
MARCH, 1 839.
Art. I.—THE COURSE OF INSTRUCTION AT HARROW SCHOOL,
INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF ITS DISCIPLINE, EXPENSES, PRIZES, SCHOLARSHIPS, EXAMINATIONS, &c.
School Days and Hours. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays are whole school days; Tuesday is a whole holiday; Thursdays and Saturdays are half-holidays. On Sundays the boys are in school from eight till nine, for the purpose of religious instruction ; on all other days, except Tuesday, at half-past seven. Each school consists of one hour's work, except the first school, which is of about an hour and a half's duration ; and the third school, at a quarter-past twelve on Thursdays (which applies only to the sixth and fifth forms, and is spent in a Lecture on Modern History and Literature,) is of somewhat less than an hour's length.
Roll-calls on Holidays and Half-holidays. On holidays and half-holidays the boys are compelled to answer at the call of “ The Bill” every two hours. On a holiday at nine and eleven o'clock, A. M.; dinner in their respective houses at one; bills again at two, four, and six in the summer. The bills on the half-holiday afternoons are the same as those on the afternoon of the holiday. The boys are locked up in their houses for the night at an hour varying according to the light, and ranging between a quarter past five in the depth of winter and a quarter to nine
about midsummer. The bills are called over in the school by the head master, or one of his assistants, during one week; and by the under master, or his assistant, during the following week; and so on during the term.
Establishment of Masters. According to the original foundation of John Lyon, in the year 1585, the establishment of the school consisted of a master and an usher, who were both to reside in one house. They were bound to give gratuitous instruction to the sons of any inhabitants of the parish of Harrow, the master being at the same time permitted to receive the sons of persons residing elsewhere as boarders. The number of these foreigners having considerably increased, the usher, now called the under master, took a separate house, in which he received a more limited number of boys, at a higher salary, as private pupils of his own; and from the progressive advancement of the school the head master found it necessary to engage assistants, who were also allowed to take private pupils into their houses. The number of assistants, to the head master is now four; the under master has one.
Boarding Houses. But while the under master, and the several assistants, thus receive boys at an increased salary, the house of the head master, who does not act as private tutor to any of the boys under his roof, continues, according to the original intention of John Lyon, merely as a boarding house. Besides which there are other boarding houses upon the same footing with respect to terms, kept by private individuals otherwise unconnected with the school; but these houses are under strict control, and are constantly visited and inspected by the masters. As it is the invariable practice of the school that each boy should have a private tutor, the head master nominates some one or other of the assistants to act in that capacity for every boy in his own house or in the several boarding houses.
Foundation Boys. The total number of boys in the school at Midsummer, 1831, was two hundred and fourteen; whereof fifteen only were upon John Lyon's foundation. These latter boys are exempt from the payment of the ten guineas a year for schooling, and one guinea a year for school charges; in every other respect they are exactly on the same footing with the rest of their school fellows: they are likewise placed under private tutors; they are subject to the same bounds, and are compelled to answer at the same bills; they wear no peculiar dress, nor is there, in point of feeling, the smallest distinction between them and the rest of the boys. Those governors of the school who are resident in the parish are in the habit of sending their boys to the school upon the foundation.
Business of the Sixth Form.
Shown up. New Testament, Epistles-Nevoton on 8 to 9
the Prophecies-Lectures on Articles
or Epistles. 50 lines--artin Lyrics Greek Prose. Ex- ist School. 1 past 7 of Greek Verses of Thursday look- ercise ; Suiject, led over.
Moral, Political, 11-12 Horace, Oles, 60 or 70 lines.
or Historical. 3*-
| Homer's Iliad, t 50 lines, rest of hour
Historia Romana, one page.
TUESDAY. Whole holiday.- The Exercise set on Monday Evening to be done ; Bills called
during the day as above (see p. 97 ;) Privaie Reading with Assistant Masters; Boys below the shell in Pupils Room, preparing their Exercises.
WEDNESDAY. 1 past 7
(Repelition of Friday's Greek Play, 30
lines- Verses of Friday looked over. 11-12 Virgil Eveid, 50 lines.
Translation from 3-4
ŞEuclil. Vulgar Fractions, Decimals Greek or Latin
Prose into En- Friday,
10 Author-Examination in a por- with an English 5-6
tion of Greek History, which the Essuy.
THURSDAY. Ş Repetition of Monday's Horace, Odes Latin Lyrics, alter: Saturday, past 7
Mouday . looked over.
Verse. 11-12 Thucydules. past 12 to 1 Modern History.
*The third School is at 2 o'clock in winter, and the Fourth School at 4. Constant reference to Matthiæ's Greek Grummar in all the Greek Lessons.