Our National Education

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J. Nisbet & Company, 1899 - Education - 150 pages
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Page 5 - ... instruction in the branches of science and art with respect to which grants are for the time being made by the Department of Science and Art...
Page 5 - technical instruction " shall mean instruction in the principles of science and art applicable to industries, and in the application of special branches of science and art to specific industries or employments.
Page 89 - With comment, densest condensation, hard To mind and eye; but the long sleepless nights Of my long life have made it easy to me. And none can read the text, not even I ; And none can read the comment but myself; And in the comment did I find the charm.
Page 150 - AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF SPECTRUM ANALYSIS. By W. MARSHALL WATTS, D.Sc. (Lond.), B.Sc. (Viet.), FIC, Senior Physical Science Master in the Giggleswick School. With 135 Illustrations and Coloured Plate. 8vo., las.
Page 104 - That in certain cases the object of higher elementary schools might be secured by attaching to an ordinary elementary school a class or section in which higher instruction was provided for scholars who had passed the seventh standard. That liberal grants made, as in Scotland, to the managers of elementary schools for advanced instruction to scholars who have passed the highest standard, would facilitate the provision of such higher instruction in the smaller and less populous school districts.
Page 108 - President are taken to heart that " man needs knowledge, not only as a means of livelihood, but as a means of life.
Page 6 - Act of 1889 thus defined it as being 'limited to instruction in the principles of science and art applicable to industry and not to include teaching the practice of any trade or industry or employment
Page 104 - ... within due limits, avoiding all attempts to invade the ground properly belonging to secondary education, and if due precautions are taken to secure that promising children of poor parents are not excluded from the privileges to be enjoyed in them, then we are of opinion that such schools may prove to be a useful addition to our school machinery for primary education. In certain cases the object of such schools might be secured by attaching to an ordinary elementary school a class or section in...
Page 105 - ... the ratepayers and taxpayers ; thus relieving parents of their proper responsibility for the education of their own children. Under these circumstances we think it is desirable that the State should recognise the distinction between elementary and secondary education to an extent not yet attempted. It is to be regretted that no practicable suggestion was made for extending any such higher education to rural districts, or, indeed, to places with populations below 10,000 or 15,000.
Page 85 - Higher Grade" schools and classes . . . mainly supported by grants for specific subjects and by the grants of the Science and Art Department, which was established many years ago to promote instruction in Science and Art especially among the Industrial classes.

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