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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... cratic and the aristocratic idea. If any such struggle is impending, there is no more pressing need than to place betimes within the reach of all those men and women who deserve it and qualify themselves for it, access to the best moral and intellectual training which education can afford. The Chairman.--One of the earliest Extension lecturers was Dr. Lawrence, who will now address the meeting. I want to say a word or two upon a point spoken of more than once to-day, which will, I think, bear to be Dr. Law-looked at yet again. First let me say, do not renoe suppose that you have convinced the people of this country of the need of education. You have convinced a very large number of them, but there are many who remain not converted, especially in the rural districts. Only two mornings ago I was told by an excellent old woman in my parish that education was at the bottom of all the wickedness in the world, and that it was a curse and a grievous shame that little boys like her grandson could not go to earn their living at seven years of age. As Mr. Sadler has told us, the University Extension idea has come, and come to stay. Yet we must remember that the outward forms in which that idea has been clothed during the last twentyfive years have not come to stay. Everything in connection with our system of education is undergoing a change. We have produced before us from time to time indications that the great problem of education has not yet been solved. We have heard about the need of making intelligent citizens, and a greater need does not exist. It has been too much assumed that lectures are doing all that is needed. It seems to me that they cannot and ought not to try. We have our evening continuation schools, our home reading classes, and...
  • ISBN13: 9781230359182
  • Publisher: Theclassics.Us
  • Pubilcation Year: 2013
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00108
Publication DateSeptember 12, 2013
Primary CategoryEducation/General
Publisher ImprintTheclassics.Us

Progress in Women's Education in the British Empire; Being the Report of the Education Section, Victorian Era Exhibition, 1897


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