London at School: The Story of the School Board, 1870-1904

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T. F. Unwin, 1904 - 314 páginas
 

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Página 3 - To inquire into the present state of popular education in England, and to consider and report what measures, if any, are required for the extension of sound and cheap elementary instruction to all classes of the people.
Página 26 - That in the schools provided by the board the Bible shall be read, and there shall be given such explanations and such instruction therefrom in the principles of morality and religion, as are suited to the capacities of children : provided always— 1.
Página 14 - Civilised communities throughout the world are massing themselves together, each mass being measured by its force ; and if we are to hold our position among men of our own race or among the nations of the world we must make up the smallness of our numbers by increasing the intellectual force of the individual.
Página 99 - No religious catechism or religious formulary which is distinctive of any particular denomination shall be taught in the school.
Página 4 - The National Society', the full title of which is "The National Society for the Education of the Children of the Poor in the principles of the Church of England...
Página 99 - ... to be approved by the Education Department, and to be kept permanently and conspicuously affixed in every school-room ; and any scholar may be withdrawn by his parent from such observance or instruction without forfeiting any of the other benefits of the school: 3.
Página 168 - Council, and, in addition to paying the school fees (if any) provide a maintenance allowance of £8 for the first year and £12 for the second year.
Página 11 - I think, to justify the assertion that none are too old, too poor, too ignorant, too feeble, too sickly, too unqualified in any or every way, to regard themselves, and to be regarded by others, as unfit for school-keeping. Nay, there are few, if any, occupations regarded as incompatible with school-keeping, if not as simultaneous, at least as preparatory employments. Domestic servants out of place, discharged barmaids, vendors of toys or lollipops...
Página 6 - Any attempt to keep the children of the labouring classes under intellectual culture after the very earliest age at which they could earn their living, would be as arbitrary and improper as it would be to keep the boys at Eton and Harrow at spade labour.
Página 12 - Domestic servants out of place, discharged barmaids, venders of toys or lollipops, keepers of small eating-houses, of mangles, or of small lodging-houses, needlewomen, who take in plain or slop work ; milliners ; consumptive patients in an advanced stage ; cripples almost bedridden ; persons of at least doubtful temperance : outdoor paupers ; men and women of 70 and even 80 years of age ; persons who spell badly,* (mostly women, I grieve to say,) who can scarcely write, and who cannot cipher at all...

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