A Special Report on the Systems and State of Popular Education on the Continent of Europe, in the British Isles, and the United States of America: With Practical Suggestions for the Improvement of Public Instruction in the Province of Ontario

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Contents

Boys Schools and Mixed Schools for Boys and Girls
10
Teachers holding Certificates of Qualification
11
Classification of Schools resulting from Inspection
12
Examination of TeachersCertificates granted in 1863
13
General Summary of Education in France
14
The expense of the French system and how provided
15
Children not attending SchoolEfforts to reduce the number
16
Reasons for nonattendance after the age of twelve
17
National and Religious character of the French and English systems
19
Financial provision for Schools in France
22
French and English systems of Inspection compared
23
Comparative influence of French and English School legislation
24
Summary comparison of the French and English systems
25
Public Instruction in Prussia
26
Provincial and Municipal organization of the Kingdom
27
Executive power over the whole System
28
Education of the Minority
30
Population and School children
32
Principle of Compulsory Education
33
Protection of Prussian children as to Education and in Factories
35
Public Instruction itf Holland
36
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Public Instruction in Belgium
72
Kingdom of Wurtsmberg
82
Kingdom of Denmark
90
Kingdom op Sweden and Norway 1 Extent Population and condition of Norway
91
Extent Population and Educational state of Sweden
92
EDUCATION IN THE BRITISH ISLES XIV Ireland 1 General Introductory remarks
93
Denominational bias for and against the Irish system
94
Educational facilitiesParliamentary aid
95
Scotland 1 Historical Sketch of Education in Scotland
96
Further efforts to promote Education
97
Early superiority of the Scottish system of Education
98
Other Educational facilities
99
England including Scotland under the Privy Council Committee System of Elementary Education 1 Historical sketch of Education in England
100
Great Public Schools and endowed Grammar Schools
103
Universities
105
Revised Educational Code of Great Britain
120
General Observations on Systems op Public Instruction in Europe 1 Public provision for Colleges
139
Cooperation of religious denominations in Elementary Education
140
Conditions of efficiency
141
True method of educating a peopleIts effect
142
Primary Instruction compulsoryHistorical sketch I
143
State op Massachusetts 1 Historical sketch
150
Present system in Massachusetta
153
State oe Connecticut 1 Historical sketch
158
Present condition of Education in the State
159
State op New Yoke 1 Common School system
160
Higher and other Institutions 102
162
Other Institutions
164
State op Ohio 1 Common School system
165
Other Institutions
167
Common School statistics
168
Reasons for unsatisfactory resultsthe remedies
169
School Houses Libraries and Schools
171
Township Boards recommended
172
Remarks on American Systems op Public Instruction 1 General excellence of the City and Town schools
173
Inadequate results from American rural schools
174
Causes of failure in American rural schools
175
Brief Notices op the School Systems of Other and New States of America 1 State of Indiana i
179
State of Illinois
180
State of Wisconsin
181
State of Iowa
182
State of Minnesota
183
State of Kansas
184
State of Oregon
185
School Funds of the several States
186
SUGGESTIONS For the Further Improvement of Public Instruction in Ontario 1 County Superintendents
187
Qualifications of County Superintendents
188
Permanent First Class Certificates
189
Additional protection to Teachers
190
Adequate accommodations for the Schools
191
High Schools for Girls
192
Compulsory Education
193

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Page 152 - ... to teach all such children as shall resort to him to write and read, whose wages shall be paid either by the parents or masters of such children, or by the inhabitants in general, by way of supply, as the major part of those...
Page 184 - The Legislature shall provide for a system of Common Schools, by which a school shall be kept up and supported in each district at least three months in every year : and any school district neglecting to keep up and support such a school, may be deprived of its proportion of the interest of the public fund during such neglect.
Page 152 - It is therefore ordered by this court and authority thereof ; that every township within this jurisdiction, after the Lord hath increased them to the number of fifty householders, shall then forthwith appoint one within their towns to teach all such children as shall resort to him to write and read...
Page 185 - State, of the five per cent. of the net proceeds of the sales of the public lands within the...
Page 151 - That the selectmen of every town in the several precincts and quarters where they dwell, shall have a vigilant eye over their brethren and neighbors, to see, first, that none of them shall suffer so much barbarism in any of their families, as not to endeavor to teach by themselves or others, their children and apprentices so much learning, as may enable them perfectly to read the English tongue, and knowledge of the capital laws, upon penalty of twenty shillings for each neglect therein...
Page 125 - The grant is withheld altogether, — (a.) If the school be not held in a building certified by the inspector to be healthy, properly lighted, drained, and ventilated, supplied with offices, and containing in the principal school-room at least 80 cubical feet of internal space for each child in average attendance.
Page 157 - Sec. 2. No child under the age of fourteen years shall be employed in any...
Page 96 - Seeing that God has determined that his kirk here on earth shall be taught, not by angels, but by men ; and seeing that men are born ignorant of God and of...
Page 152 - ... to the end that learning may not be buried in the graves of our fore-fathers...
Page 136 - ... 48. Teachers attending the examination may at their option take the papers of the first or second year's students (Article 102).

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