The Educational Labors of Henry Barnard: A Study in the History of American Pedagogy

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C. W. Bardeen, 1893 - Educators - 35 pages
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Page 20 - Its half suspended animation began to quicken with a warmer life. Much and most valuable Information was diffused. Many parents began to appreciate more adequately what it was to be a parent ; teachers were awakened ; associations for mutual improvement were formed ; system began to supersede confusion ; some salutary laws were enacted ; all things gave favorable augury of a prosperous career ; and it may be further affirmed that the cause was so administered as to give occasion of offense to no...
Page 23 - His great object will be to collect and disseminate in every practicable way information respecting existing defects and desirable improvements in the organization and administration of our school system, and to awaken, enlighten, and elevate public sentiment, in relation to the whole subject of popular education.
Page 21 - It is a bold and startling document, founded on the most painstaking and critical inquiry, and contains a minute, accurate, comprehensive, and instructive exhibition of the practical condition and operation of the common school system of education.
Page 27 - ... without fee or hope of reward, before a cold and unwilling audience, in the highest council of the state ; which induced him to abandon a professional career for which he had made a most costly and diligent preparation, and in which, steadily pursued, he was sure to win...
Page 27 - We will not forget the generous and indomitable spirit which prompted him in the outset of his public life to plead the cause of education, without fee or hope of reward, before a cold and unwilling audience in the highest council of the state; which induced him to abandon a professional career for which he had made a most...
Page 32 - American association of the friends of universal education, but of a series of publications, which should, on the one hand, embody the matured views and varied experience of wise statesmen, educators and teachers in perfecting the organization, administration, instruction and discipline of schools, of every grade, through a succession of years, under widely varying circumstances of government, society and religion ; and on the other, should harmonize conflicting views, expose real deficiencies, excite...
Page 26 - State in the republic, and from ministers of education from almost every nation in the old world, by his thoroughly practical understanding of all that pertains to the subject; after raising, also, into vigorous action, the school system of another State, and setting it forward in a tide of progress, he returns to the...
Page 33 - ... May. with this variation only, that he has given his subscribers more than he originally promised, and in the further prosecution of his work, shall include in the Journal much that he intended for chapters in some of the treatises which were to compose the Library of Education. Should the Journal be sustained by a liberal subscription list, and should the health of the present editor admit of the requisite labor, it will be continued for a period of five years, or until the issue of ten volumes,...
Page 26 - ... of his many labors, at a time when his long deferred hopes of a better day for our common schools are beginning to be realized, and the seed which he scattered with a bountiful broadcast, is now springing up into an abundant harvest. But we will not forget in our hour of success the earnest and able advocate of that cause when neglected and unpopular.
Page 20 - To attend and address at least one meeting of such parents, teachers, and school officers as were disposed to come together on public notice, in each county, and as many local meetings as other duties would allow.

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