Annual Report on Public Schools in Rhode Island, Томове 11–15

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Страница 24 - ... to exert their best endeavors to impress on the minds of children and youth committed to their care and instruction, the principles of piety, justice, and a sacred regard to truth, love to their country, humanity, and universal benevolence, sobriety, industry and frugality, chastity, moderation and temperance, and those other virtues which are the ornament of human society, and the basis upon which a republican constitution is founded...
Страница 88 - ... thoroughly organized Normal School, or an institution for the special training of teachers, modified to suit the peculiar circumstances of the State, and the, present condition of the schools. With this conviction resting on my own mind, I have aimed every where so to set forth the nature, necessity, and probable results of such an institution, as to prepare the public mind for some legislative action towards the establishment of one such school, and in the absence of that, to make it an object...
Страница 195 - Knowing as we do that the foundations of national greatness can be laid only in the industry, the integrity, and the spiritual elevation of the people, are we equally sure that our schools are forming the character of the rising generation upon the everlasting principles of duty and humanity?
Страница 29 - Schools is already felt to some extent, for good upon the teachers of the State. They have gone abroad into various schools, and by coming in contact with other teachers, and by making popular the methods of instruction learned in the Normal School, they are gradually but surely causing the standard of attainments in school teachers to rise, as well as the standard amount of duty they shall be required to perform. If such an influence begins to be apparent within two years from its commencement,...
Страница 24 - Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
Страница 8 - ... to the Tartarean abyss. In the feeblest voice of infancy, there is a tone which can be made to pour a sweeter melody into the symphonies of angels, or thunder a harsher discord through the blasphemies of demons. To plume these wings for an upper or a nether flight; to lead these voices forth into harmony or dissonance; to woo these beings to go where they should go, and to be what they should be.
Страница 39 - ... others of them having served the fathers and mothers of the present generation of scholars. As to Grammars, Murray still holds his place in some schools, in the midst of a whole host of reformers, who quarrel with him and with each other. While Spellers and new Spellers, Definers and Revised Definers, are as plenty as the frogs were in Egypt, and quite as vexatious. And smaller books, Primers, and Improved Primers, Child's First Books, and Children's Pictorial Primers and Readers, all crowd into...
Страница 52 - ... selected from the printed catalogue of the depository. Thus the books that go into libraries, are books that have been well examined, and contain nothing that is frivolous, or that could poison the morals of those who read them...
Страница 22 - ... if he does not teach the fifty in a competent manner, and advance them at a rapid rate. And yet a school averaging fifty scholars, reduced to that number from seventy by absences, is far more difficult, both to instruct and to govern, than a school of a hundred, all of whom attend regularly. A teacher, therefore, ought to be excused, not blamed, if he does not carry a small number of scholars rapidly forward if the number is made small by irregularity in attendance ; yet those who send their...
Страница 52 - Parliament by vote appropriated a specific sum to purchase a suitable number of books, charte and articles of apparatus for Schools and School libraries. This sum was expended under the direction of the Superintendent of Public Education, and a large Depository of excellent and select books for the reading of youth and older persons was made at the Office of Education. Whenever any School district or municipality wishes to form a library, it may send to the office of the General Superintendent a...

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