« ForrigeFortsæt »
Abraham Andrews, Boston.
The subject of Whispering was again resumed. Messrs. Thomas, of New Haven, Mackintosh, of Boston, F. Emerson, of Boston, C. Pierce, of Newton, and Greenleaf of Brooklyn, took part in the discussion.
At 10 o'clock the Institute listened to a Lecture “ On the Duties of Examining Committees," by Prof. E. D. Sanborn.
After a recess of five minutes, a Lecture was delivered by Prof. D. Olmstead, of New Haven, “ On the Idea of a Perfect Teacher.”
On motion of Mr. Pierce, the Institute voted to bring its session to a close on Monday Evening.
The Institute Voted, To hold a meeting for discussion in the Evening, commencing at 73 o'clock. Adjourned.
Afternoon, 21 o'clock - A Lecture on “ Teachers' Institutes," was delivered by Hon. Salem Town, of Aurora, N. Y.
After a recess of three minutes, the Institute came to order and listened to a Lecture on “ The Introduction of Vocal Music into Common Schools,” by A. N. Johnson, of Boston.
The subject of the Lecture was discussed by Messrs. Greenleaf, Tower, Bishop, and others. Adjourned to meet at 73 o'clock.
The Institute met, according to adjournment, and voted to discuss the following question : “ In what way can Teachers best secure the Interest of the Parents in the Schools where their Children are Taught?" Messrs. Parish, Tower, Mackintosh, Sanborn, Adams, Burgess, Fowle, Jackson, Greenleaf, Mann, and Pierce, took part in the discussion.
As the Institute was prevented, on account of the rain, from visiting the Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb, it was voted to assign Monday morning, at 8 o'clock, for that purpose. Adjourned to meet at 10 o'clock, on Monday Morning.
Monday Morning, August 25 — The Institute came to order at 10 o'clock. G. F. Thayer, of Boston, in the Chair.
Owing to the failure of some of the Lecturers, on motion of Mr. Barnard, the Institute voted to discuss the subject of “The Organization of Schools for Cities, and other Populous Places."
Mr. Bishop, Superintendent of the public Schools of Providence, gave the plan of organization in that City.
On Motion of Wm. B. Fowle, the Institute voted to request Rev. Dr. Hawes to furnish a copy of his Lecture of Sunday Evening, on “Female Education," for the volume. .
Voted, That the Institute publish, for gratuitous distribution five thousand copies of the above Lecture.
Voted, That Wm. B. Fowle, and Wm. D. Ticknor, be a Committee to make the above request, and superintend the publication and distribution of the Lecture.
At half past eleven o'clock, the Institute listened to a Lecture, by F. A. Adams, of Byfield, on “Intellectual Arithmetic. Adjourned to meet at 3 o'clock, P. M.
At 3 o'clock, the Institute listened to a Lecture from Rev. Noah Porter, of Springfield, “On the Training of Students for the University."
After a recess of fifteen minutes, the Institute resumed the discussion of the subject" Organization of Schools in Cities and other Populous Places.”
Mr. Fowle, of Boston, and Mr. Bishop, of Providence, participated in the discussion. The following questions were then discussed :
Why is English Grammar a dry Study ?” “Why do a few Pupils in our Public Schools become good Grammarians ? '
Rev. Mr. Frazer of New York - late Principal of the Elizabeth Female Academy, Mississippi, -- Wm. B. Fowle, of Boston, and G. F. Thayer, of Boston, spoke to these questions. Adjourned.
Evening, 71 o'clock — The Institute met according to adjournment. Wm. B. Fowle in the Chair. The closing Lecture was delivered by Henry Barnard, Esq., of Hartford.
Mr. Thayer, of Boston, then offered the following Resolutions, which were unanimously adopted :
Resolved, That, as the Rev. Dr. Hawes has offered the Institute an opportunity of having two valuable Addresses on the subject for the promotion of which this Association was formed, and has submitted for publication one of them, to which we had no claim, and has so constantly attended our meetings, for lectures and deliberations, he is entitled to special thanks and considerations.
Therefore, Voted, That the Rev. Dr. Hawes be, and he is hereby elected a Vice President of the American Institute of Instruction.
Resolved, That the thanks of the Institute be given to the Committee of Arrangements, by whose efforts the Lectures of the session have been secured; also to the Proprietors of the First Congregational Church, for the use of their place of worship and lecture-room for lectures and discussions. Also to the citizens of Hartford who have generously invited the members to the hospitalities of their families; and to the citizens generally, who have contributed to the interest of the session. Also to Prof. Jackson, who kindly invited the members of the Institute to visit the halls of Trinity College. Also to Messrs. Turner, Clerc, and Ray, who entertained the members of the Institute at the Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb, in explaining their methods of teaching, and the mode of conducting the affairs of the Institution. Also to the officers of the “ Young Men's Institute,"
the “Natural History Society," and the “ Connecticut Historical Society," for opening their rooms to the members of the Institute. Also to the Editors of the Newspapers who have reported, or otherwise noticed the meetings and doings of the Institute.
After some appropriate remarks by Mr. G. F. Thayer, who presided, for the most part, during the session, the meeting was brought to a close.
SAMUEL S. GREENE, Rec. Sec’y.
By JOEL HA WES.
NAPOLEON once said to Madame Campan; The old systems of education are good for nothing; what is wanted for the proper training of young persons in France? With keen discernment and great truth that intelligent and accomplished lady replied, in one word — mothers. This word struck the Emperor, and he exclaimed,- Behold an entire system of education! You must make mothers that know how to train their children. Fully acceding to the truth and importance of the sentiment intended to be conveyed in this language, I may be permitted to add ; if I were asked, what is wanted in our country to secure the perpetuity of its institutions, and to pro