A Study of the Moral and Religious Elements in American Secondary Education Up to 1800 (Google eBook)

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University of Chicago, 1917 - Education, Secondary - 86 pages
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Page 18 - Court within this jurisdiction; and for this end they, or the greater number of them, shall have power to take account from time to time of all parents and masters, and of their children, concerning their calling and employment of their children, especially of their ability to read and understand the principles of religion and the capital laws of this country...
Page 19 - It shall be the duty of the president, professors, and tutors of the University at Cambridge, and of the several colleges, and of all preceptors and teachers of academies, and all other instructors of youth, to exert their best endeavors to impress on the minds of children and youth committed to their care and instruction the principles of piety, justice, and a sacred regard to truth, love to their country, humanity and universal benevolence, sobriety, industry and frugality, chastity, moderation...
Page 64 - Language when first published, encountered an opposition, which few new publications have sustained with success. It, however, maintained its ground, and its reputation has been gradually extended and established until it has become the principal elementary book in the United States.
Page 26 - WHEREAS, it is necessary that a Free School be erected, for the instruction of the youth of this Province in grammar and other arts and sciences and useful learning, and also in the principles of the christian religion...
Page 55 - that such Girls as can read in a Psalter be allowed to go to the Grammar School from the first Day of June to the first Day of October.
Page 40 - Care of their reverent and decent Behaviour, and examine them afterwards, as to what they have heard and learned. VIII. That when any of their Scholars are fit for it, they recommend them to the Minister of the Parish, to be publickly Catechized in the Church. IX. That they take especial Care of their Manners, both in their Schools and out of them; warning them seriously of those Vices to which Children are most liable; teaching them to abhor Lying and...
Page 21 - WHEREAS, The prosperity and welfare of any people depend, in a great measure, upon the good education of youth, and their early instruction in the principles of true religion and virtue, and qualifying them to serve their country and themselves, by breeding them in reading, writing and learning of languages, and useful arts and sciences suitable to their sex, age and degree; which cannot be effected in any manner so well as by erecting public schools for the purposes aforesaid.
Page 24 - Almost invariably as soon as a neighborhood was settled, preparations were made for the preaching of the gospel by a regular stated pastor ; and wherever a pastor was located, in that congregation there was a classical school...
Page 15 - He is to instruct the youth, both on shipboard and on land, in reading, writing, ciphering, and arithmetic, with all zeal and diligence; he is also to implant the fundamental principles of the true Christian Religion and salvation, by means of catechizing; he is to teach them the customary forms of prayers, and also to accustom them to pray...
Page 21 - Kent, and Sussex, on Delaware, To all persons to whom these presents shall come, greeting: Whereas, the well-being of a society depends on the education of their youth, as well as, in great measure, the eternal welfare of every individual, by impressing on their tender minds principles of morality and religion, instructing them in the several duties they owe to the society in which they live, and one towards another, giving them the knowledge of languages, and other parts of useful learning necessary...

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