American Normal Schools: Their Theory, Their Workings, and Their Results, as Embodied in the Proceedings of the First Annual Convention of the American Normal School Association, Held at Trenton, New Jersey, August 19 and 20, 1859

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A. S. Barnes & Burr, 1860 - Teachers colleges - 113 pages
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