Remarks on National Education

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Maclachlan, Stewart, & Company, 1847 - 38 páginas
 

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Página 31 - The Commissioners, in 1812, recommended the appointment of a Board of this description, to superintend a System of Education, from which should be banished even the suspicion of proselytism, and which, admitting children of all religious persuasions, should not interfere with the peculiar tenets of any.
Página 31 - Society. His Majesty's present Government 'are of opinion that no private society, deriving a part, however small, of their annual income from •private sources, and only made the channel of the munificence of the legislature, without being subject to any direct responsibility, could adequately and^satisfactorily accomplish the end proposed...
Página 22 - After the year 1839," he says, " we may consider three-fourths of the .sciences still nominally taught at Oxford to have been virtually exiled from the university. The class-rooms of the professors were some of them entirely, others nearly deserted.
Página 8 - Schedule (A) or to the like effect signed by' two duly qualified medical practitioners, of the filthy and unwholesome condition of any dwelling-house or other building or of the accumulation of any offensive or noxious matter, refuse, dung, or offal, or of the existence of any foul or offensive drain, privy, or cesspool...
Página 31 - Ireland, the bulk of the pupils must necessarily belong) were totally at variance with this principle ; and that the indiscriminate reading of the Holy Scriptures without note or comment by children, must be peculiarly obnoxious to a Church which denies, even to adults, the right of unaided private interpretation of the Sacred Volume with respect to articles of religious belief.
Página 28 - Protestant faith, while it was made a transportable offense in a Roman Catholic (and if the party returned, high treason) to act as a schoolmaster, or assistant to a schoolmaster, or even as a tutor in a private family.* The acts passed for this purpose continued in force from 1709 to 1782. They...
Página 22 - ... 1840 and 1844, from three to seven students; Geometry, Astronomy, and Experimental Philosophy, scarcely more ; Mineralogy and Geology, still taught by the same professor who, fifteen years before, had attracted crowded audiences, from ten to twelve; Political Economy still fewer; even Ancient History and Poetry scarcely commanded an audience ; and, strange to say, in a country with whose destinies those of India are so closely bound up, the first of Asiatic scholars gave lectures to one or two...
Página 10 - To come at once to the grand point of controversy on the subject of national education — society has a right to insist that he shall be instructed and trained in whatever is necessary to fit him for the discharge of his duties as a member of the community in which he lives ; but, in all beyond this, the individual has a right to unbounded liberty of self-determination as to what he shall learn and what he shall not learn.
Página 10 - ... directly or indirectly affect the welfare of other men. To come at once to the grand point of controversy on the subject of national education — society has a right to insist that he shall be instructed and trained in wh'atever is necessary to fit him for the discharge of his duties as a member...
Página 14 - ... happiness. It is this latter species of knowledge which it is the right and the duty of the State to provide for the people ; because it applies directly to interests falling under the management of the State, and the absence of it, as we now see and feel in regard to Ireland, cannot be compensated by purely religious teaching. Ireland demonstrates to us that the want...

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