Doctor Charles Duncombe's Report Upon the Subject of Education, Made to the Parliament of Upper Canada, 25th February, 1836: Through the Commissioners ... Appointed ... to Obtain Information Upon the Subject of Education, &c
Ontario. Parliament. House of assembly. Commissioners on the system and management of schools and colleges
M. Reynolds, 1836 - 256 pages
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Page 248 - The inhabitants entitled to vote, when duly assembled in any district meeting, shall have power, by a majority of the votes of those present: 1 To appoint a chairman.
Page 83 - better himself" without some learning ! And then we complain, or we fear, that education will set them above their station, disgust them with labour, make them ambitious, envious, dissatisfied ! We must reap as we sow ; we set before their eyes objects the most tempting to the desires of uncultivated men — we urge them on to the acquirement of knowledge, by holding out the hope that knowledge will enable them to grasp these objects : if their minds are corrupted by the nature of the aim, and...
Page 84 - ... the free exercise of the intellectual faculties; the gratification of a curiosity that "grows by what it feeds on...
Page 157 - ... most efficient instrument in diffusing useful knowledge, and in elevating the intellectual character of the people. A vast amount of useful information might in this manner be collected where it would be easily accessible, and its influence could hardly fail to be in the highest degree salutary, by furnishing the means of improvement to those who have finished their common school education, as well as to those who have not.
Page 124 - The History of the United States. 6. Geometry, Trigonometry, Mensuration and Surveying. 7. Natural Philosophy and the Elements of Astronomy. 8. Chemistry and Mineralogy. 9. The Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of New York. 10. Select parts of the Revised Statutes, and the duties of Public Officers. 11. Moral and Intellectual Philosophy. 12. The Principles of Teaching.
Page 243 - ... shall be lawfully assessed, and paid by any person on account of any real property whereof he is only a tenant at will, or for three years, or for a less period of time, such tenant may charge the owner of such real estate with the amount of the tax so paid by him, unless some agreement to the contrary shall have been made by such tenant.
Page 185 - ... place the business of teaching children, in hands now nearly useless to society ; and take it from those, whose services the state wants in many other ways. That nature designed for our sex the care of children, she has made manifest, by mental, as well as physical indications. She has given us, in a greater degree than men, the gentle arts of insinuation, to soften their minds, and fit them to receive impressions; a greater quickness of invention to vary modes of teaching to different dispositions;...
Page 39 - ... and though we are poor, slow scholars, the great and effectual Teacher to whom we have been encouraged and enabled to apply, can and will bring us forward ? He communicates not only instructions, but capacities and powers. There is none like him ; he can make the blind to see, the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak...
Page 134 - It must not be confined simply to the art of teaching, or the most successful methods of communicating knowledge, but it must embrace also those rules of moral government which are as necessary for the regulation of the conduct of the teacher as for the formation of the character of those who are committed to his care. Although this branch of instruction is mentioned last in the order of subjects, it should in fact run through the whole course. All the other branches should be so taught as to be...
Page 208 - In reference to this subject it is recommended that the words which constitute writing lesson::, or copies, preparatory to admission, should be such as have been previously made intelligible to the learner. In the case of each pupil entering the Institution, it is desirable to obtain written answers to the following questions. Particular attention to this subject is requested. 1.