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CONNECTICUT

COMMON SCHOOL JOURNAL.

PUBLISHED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF COMMON SCHOOLS

VOLUME I.

HARTFORD:
PRINTED BY CASE, TIFFANY & Co., PEARL STREET.

1838-9.

Edue P Р 130. 2 vill 18 39-42

HARVARD UNIVERSITYY ZRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

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41 Globes, cheap,

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D Abbott's Teacher, extract from, 37 Daily progress in knowledge,

110

73 7 Danbury, meetings in, Address to the People of Connecticut, at a French public school, 114 | District system, modiñcations of necessary,

20-163

91 115 Dix, Hon. John A., report of on the education of teachers, Albany, education in

23-35 43 Drawing in schools, Alms-house, N. York, school in, An Act to provide for the better supervision of schools, 5 Dunn's Normal School Manual,

68-109 concerning schools, passed 1839,

183

E Annals of Education,

22 American Education, by Rev. B. O. Peers,

Early associations, 23

53 society, meeting of ar Washington,

143
Edgeworth, Maria, extract from,

141 Appendix to report of Secretary of Board of Commissioners, 177 Education, right meaning of,

10 Associations, county, for the improvement of schools,

people's own work, 24-43-32-51

23 not confined to the school house,

51-136. town,

53 teachers,

48-53
practical,

56 Atmosphere, lesson on,

moral,
38
recent publications on,

22 Air and breathing, school lesson on,

60
Examination of schools,

103
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of teachers, questions for,

12 Bible in schools, daily use of,

7 views of Fellenberg concerning,

13

F Blacksmith, learned, letter from, 41 Family discipline,

62 Board of Commissioners of Common schools, Act concerning, 5 Fairfield county,

46-72 members of, 6 Farmington, schools in,

98 duties of, 6 Fellenberg, views of,

13

119-167,8 report of for 1839, 153 Female education, Books, School,

48
patriotism,

62 3

teachers for common schools, 9-17-34-49-101-105-167 variety of in 1838 in 1839, 169 France, normal schools in,

98 benefit of to the great mase of the people, 96 primary schools in,

98 Borough-Road school, day at, 100 Funds for common schools in Connecticui,

2-161 Boston, free schools in,

43

G British and Foreign School Society, 42 Gallaudet, T. G., on teachers' seminaries,

81-82 Brooks, Charles, Lectures at Hartford, Butler, B. F., remarks at Washington,

149
Government of a school,

102-109
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Gradation of schools,

117-119 Churches and school houses, 70 Grammar, introductory lessons in,

55 Cincinnati, rules and regulations of common schools in, 60 Gravitation, school lecture on,

35 Circular of Secretary of Board, calling county conventions, 17 Guizot, remarks on teachers,

87 lo vice presidents,

33 Classification of schools,

18

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151 Common excuse for neglecting schools,

64 Hart, report on schools in Norwalk,

Hartford county, schools in, 149

47-64 Combe, George, remarks at Washington,

Health, instruction in, 1

114 Common schools, friends and patrons of, appeal to,

Hillhouse, James A. lecture by,

51 causes which have diminished the interest in,

2

Hints concerning small children,
in Connecticut, history of,

3
History,

113
state of in 1838,
in N. London county in 1836, 3 Holland, school system of,

41 primary normal school at Hariaem,

87 defects in 1838, condition of, in 1839, 162

I
laws respecting,

25-31-183
Improvement in common schools beneficial to colleges,

19
72
in Norwalk,

needed,

22 Middletown, 63-74

in N. York,

13 Colebrook,

151

in South America,

22 Common school education should be practical, 113

34

every one interested in,

62 Common schools and religious societies,

how
effected by lawyers,

142 Connecticut, improvement of education, 55 Inquiries by Secretary of the Board, &c.,

19 peculiar advantages of, 50 Infant schools,

14 9 considerations connected with education in, State lyceum,

152

J 17-24-32-44-45 Journals of education, list of, Conventions, school,

11-43 121 Cousin's Report, abridged,

French, extracts from,

10-15-114 account of normal school at Potsdam, 129 Julius, Dr. on teachers' seminaries,

85 at Lastardie, 132

K at Pyritz,

133

70 Kingsley, Prof., extracts from historical discourse by, Crayons,

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School committees,

158 Language, lesson on

61
School visiters or overseers,

ib. Law of love in school,

37
District committee,

159 Laws of Connecticut respecting schools,

25
Board of commissioners,

160 Lawyers, how they may do good in schools,

142 Lectures to female teachers,

3. Character and degree of instruction,

ib. 43 Literary associations,

4. Support of schools, 10

II. Details of the condition of common schools.
men,

56
1. School sociсties,

162 Lessons, school,

35-60-61-147
2. Districts,

ib. Library, common school,

43
3. Enumeration,

163 Lying, lesson on,

147. 170 Library, common school,

164 116–119-149-170

4. Attendance,

5. Non attendance at Lyceums,

any

ib. 10_39 Litchfield county, schools as they were in,

in cities,

ib. 71--72

manufacturing districts, 166 M 6. Length of winter schools,

ib. Maine, education in,

151
7. Teachers,

167 Massachusetts Board of Education, report of for 1839,

8. Branches taught,

169 116 school library, 9. School books,

ib. 116 condition of schools in 1838, 116 10. School apparatus and libraries,

170 Common School Journal,

11. School registers,

171 43–51-56 Mann, Hon. Horace, report of for 1839,

*12. Rules and regulations for school societies and

116 on school houses,

districts,

ib. 142

ib. plan for

145 Manual labor school, Worcester,

14: Common schools of a higher order,

172 43 Maps, outline,

38

15. Private schools, Men of letters,

57

III. Principal wants of the system. Marcy, Governor, message of respecting normal schools,

173 95

1. A more generous and general public interest,
2. A revision of the school law,

ib. Michigan, school houses in,

57
3. Provision for the training of teachers,

174 primary school law of,

59
teacher's seminaries proposed,
64 Appendix,

177 Middletown, schools in,

63–74

S Middlesex county, 44–63—120 Sabbath schools and common schools,

19 Model school, 43—117 School books,

49 Music, elements of, 108 Schools, implements for,

70 in common schools, : 15-39—23–43—55–169 School houses, plans for,

14—36–67–105 and drawing,

23

in Michigan, Mutual instruction,

141
by Hon. Horace Mann,

142-145 in New York,

106-107 N

in Connecticut,

167 Nantucket, improvement of schools in,

116
seats and desks in,

22—34 New Haven colony, early legislation of, respecting schools, 50 School laws should be simple,

19 county, 46—74-120 School committees and visiters,

12–158 New London county, 44–64—120 School register,

117–171 New York, school improvement in, 13 Self culture,

40 common school system, 75 Scotland, school system of,

89 education of teachers in, 77–91 Sigos in schools,

38 Newspapers capable of rendering great aid, 10–15 Seward, Governor, extract from message of,

80 Normal schools, or teacher's seminaries, history of, 83 Slates,

69 in Prussia, 85 Smith, Dr., on writing desks,

23 France, 86 Story, Judge, reinarks at Washington,

14 Holland, 87 Stowe, Prof. report of,

138,42 Scotland, 9 Stamford,

73 Massachusetts,

96 Norton, J. T., report on schools in Farmington by,

16

T Numeration, lesson in, 41 Taylor, J. O., remarks at Washington,

111 Teach something always,

53 O Teachers, education of,

21-69 Ohio, superintendent of common schools in,

118
how they may be instructed,

20 condition of

118-119
labors of,

37 female,

9:17–34-49--104–105–167 P

office of, Pennsylvania, Gov. Porter's inaugural, 80

109

Teachers' seminaries, history of, Pestalozzi, opinion of, 150

83 Premium for best essay on a system of common school education, 151

Dr. Channing's opinion of,

91 De Witt Clinton's

91 Prussia, common school system of,

121 85--123–125

Lord Brougham's seminaries for teachers in,

52 Rantoul's

21 Prove all things, &c.,

150

Wyse's Protestant Episcopal Church and education,

23

in Prussia,

85–123-125-129–140

in France, Holland, 86–89—87–91–95—96 Q

proposed for Connecticut, 104–105-174 Questions for the examination of teachers by school committees, 12

Tolland county,

45–75 R

U Returns to be made by school visiters,

63 Universal suffrage, time for making altered,

97 Union schools, Report to be made by school visiters,

48 of the joint select committee in 1838,

1 of the Board of Commissioners of Common Schools, 153 Ventilation of school houses,

14-23-142–147 OF THE SECRETARY, 155 Virginia, education in,

80 Common School Journal,

ib School conventions,

ib.

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Associations for improvement of schools,
156 Waldenses, education among,

112 I. General view of the system of common schools.

Warming school houses,
1. Duty of parents,
15€ Writing,

54 2. School societies and superintendence, 157 Wyse on teachers,

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PUBLISHED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF COMMON SCHOOLS,

Vol. I.]

HARTFORD, AUGUST, 1, 1838.

[No. 1,

TO THE PUBLIC.

sion and the preceding one;-individuals in public staThe Board of Commissioners of Common Schools, at tions,-School Committees and Visiters, the Clergy of its first meeting on the 14th of June, decided, that as an

different denominations, and many others who take a deep important auxiliary in their efforts to accomplish the end interest in the cause of popular education. Unless our of their appointment, it was desirable that a periodical fellow citizens of this description will lend their aid, acdevoted to the great cause of popular education, should tively and efficiently, to promote the circulation of the be established under their direction; and authorized the Connecticut Common School Journal, those who have Secretary of the Board to do so as early as the necessary undertaken to conduct it must fail of accomplishing the arrangements could be made. After some correspond- important object which it has in view. No periodical can ence, and personal communication with the friends of be started without personal exertion. Agents are often the cause, and relying on the ready and generous support employed for this purpose ; but here the interests at stake of the public, this first number of the Connecticut Com-affect so deeply the whole community, that it would seem mon School Journal is issued. Its leading object, as set as if all good citizens should be the agents. forth in the Address of the Board to their fellow-citizens,

The press is powerful to an extent often beyond conwill be to promote the elevated character, the increasing ception. We can hardly estimate what may be done in prosperity, and the extensive usefulness of the Common this way in harmonizing the views of the community, and Schools of Connecticut. It will be employed in con- exciting to efficient action, with regard to the condition nection with the public prints, as an organ of communi

and prospects of our common schools. We want to talk cation between the Board and their Secretary, and the to each other all over the State, on the subject. We need public. It will contain the laws of the State in reference some medium of intercourse. We ought to have concento Common Schools. It will assist School Committees trated and brought out to view the sentiments and plans and School Visiters in discharge of their duties. - It will How can all this be done except through an established

of intelligent minds, and especially of practioal men, help to form, encourage, and bring forward good teachers. -It will furnish some matter adapted to the capacity of

periodical?

Reader will you at once subscribe for the Journal ?-the children in our schools, and to their instruction and rational entertainment.--It will be one means of ascer

The expense is trilling; you will not feel it. Will you get

Will you take taining the real deficiences that may exist in the schools

, your friends and neighbors to subscribe? and of suggesting the suitable remedies.-It will aim to

a few extra copies, as your means may allow you to do. give information of what is doing in other States, and in for distribution among those, and especially teachers of other countries, with regard to popular education. It youth, who may feel as if they could not just now meet the will endeavor to excite and keep alive a spirit of efficient expense ? What you do will all come back again in overand prudent action on the subject, and introduce upon its flowing measure upon yourself, your family, your children, pages from time to time such other topics as will subserve

and all your dearest interests. the promotion of this important end.

Second Report of the Joint Select Committee on Common In this, and every other effort which the Board may

Schools. make to increase the interest, and elevate the character of

GENERAL ASSEMBLY, May Session, 1838. our Common Schools, the Board would solicit the cordial co-operation of the public.

The Joint Select Committee on Common Schools beg

leave further to ReportIt will be issued for the present, monthly, at the moder That as in their opinion the "act to provide for the ate charge of fifty cents, payable at the end of six months better supervision of Common Schools,” which they refor the first year, and in advance for the following years.

commended in their former Report, and which received All communications relating to the Journal, may be ad- the almost unanimous vote of both branches of the Ledressed to Henry BARNARD, 2nd, Secretary of the Board view, but lead, through the investigations and suggestions

gislature, will secure not only the specific object it has in of Com. of Com. Sch., Hartford, post paid.

of the Board of Commissioners which it creates, to such

modifications of our present school system, as will be at To those who are ready to be the friends and patrons of once acceptable to the people, and efficient; they do not

propose to submit any other measure for the action of the Common Schools.

General Assembly at its present session. With all the This class, surely, will embrace all who have been mem- information which they have been able to collect or combers of the State Legislature, and especially at its last ses- | mand, and the patient consideration which they have

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