Improvements in Education, as it Respects the Industrious Classes of the Community,: Containing Among Other Important Particulars, an Account of the Institution for the Education of One Thousand Poor Children, Borough Road Southwark; and of the New System of Education on which it is Conducted

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Darton and Harvey, ... sold also by W. Hatchard, 1805 - Monitorial system of education - 211 pages
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Page 157 - no catechisms for youth equal to Scripture Catechisms; I have an excellent one of this kind in continual use. The following are examples: Question. Is the man blessed unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity ? Answer. Psalm xxxii, verse 2. Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile. Question. What will be the end of the
Page 35 - the season of the year; but with this charge, ' Let all be kept in innocence.' These lads thought themselves very happy, at play, with their new associates; but on a sudden they were seized and overcome by numbers, were brought into school just as people in the street would seize a pickpocket, and bring him to
Page 102 - old offenders are yoked together sometimes, by a piece of wood that fastens round all their necks: and, thus confined, they parade the school, walking backwards—-being obliged to pay very great attention to their footsteps, for fear of running against any object that might cause the yoke to hurt
Page 103 - necks, or to keep from falling down. Four or six can be yoked together this way. When a boy is disobedient to his parents, profane in his language, or has committed any offence against morality, or is remarkable for slovenliness, it is usual for him to be dressed up with labels,
Page 184 - other denominations; but the grand basis of Christianity alone is broad enough for the whole bulk of mankind to stand on, and join hands as children of one family. This basis is " Glory to God, and the increase of peace and good-will
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Page 50 - disposition of youth, and is an excellent introduction and auxiliary to writing. It supersedes,, in a great measure, the use of books in tuition, while (to speak moderately) it doubles the actual improvement of the children. It is as simple an operation as can well be conceived.-—-Thus, supply twenty boys with slates and
Page 102 - boys are put in a sack, or in a basket, suspended to the roof of the school, in the sight of all the pupils, who frequently smile at the birds in the cage. This punishment is one of the most
Page 186 - be likely to possess the greatest power and influence: in the state. , Fear that the clergy should aggrandize themselves too much, has produced opposition from Dissenters to any proposal of the kind; on the other hand, the Clergy have opposed any thing of this nature which might originate with Dissenters, locally or generally, fearing an increase of the dissenting influence
Page 114 - to a post. When any boy repeats the crime; or is incorrigible, he is sometimes tied up in a blanket, and left to sleep at night on the floor, in the school-house. When boys are frequently in the habit of playing truant, we may conclude that they have formed some bad connections; and, that

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