Billeder på siden
PDF
ePub

EDUCATIONAL NEWS.

EDITORIAL NOTES.

.

7

The College of New Jersey has spoken through its A WEEKLY EDUCATIONAL JOURNAL

students on the question of hazing, and spoken in PUBLISHED BY

such a way as to claim honor for itself in taking a THE EDUCATIONAL NEWS CO.,

positive step forward in college reform. Lock Box 1258. Philadelphia, Pa.

At a mass-meeting of undergraduates last week it ALBERT N. RAUB,

Editer was decided by a unanimous vote to abolish hazing,

and a practice which seems to have been more comRATE OF SUBSCRIPTION.

mon at Princeton than at most other institutions of (Postage prepald by Publisher.) Single Subscription, per year, in advance,

$1 50 learning is now believed to be a thing of the past Single Subscription, per half year,

there. Entered at the Post-Office at Philadelphia, Pa., as Second-Class Matter.

This action of the students will have the effect

doubtless of leading other institutions to take similar Office 1020 Chestnut Street, Room 2.

action. No government is so strong as that which a SEE THIS OFFER.

body of students assume to control for themselves,

and nothing presents so strong evidence of their dePREMIUM BOOKS. termination to prove themselves gentlemen as this We give below the names of twenty-six extra good stand- voluntary action to suppress the practice of hazing. ard books, any one of which will be

sent free as a premium Parents and prospective pupils both have hesitated to each subscriber to the WEEKLY EDUCATIONAL NEWS who will send $1.50 in advance for the paper for one year and 10 about patronizing colleges in which hazing is incents to pay postage on the book.

dulged in,and this progressive step at Princeton, which 1. Robinson Crusoe. 2. Arabian Nights Entertainments.

will surely be followed by other institutions, will 3. Swiss Family Robinson. 4: Don Quixote.

greatly elevate public opinion in favor of college edu5. Vicar of Wakefield. 6. Dickens' Child's History of England.

cation. Let the good work go on and may the good 7. Last Days of Pompeii.

example be followed by every other college in the 8. Ivanhoe. 9. Tom Brown's School Days at Rugby.

land. 10. Grimm's Popular Tales. 11. Grimm's Household Stories. 12. Pickwick Papers. 13. Speeches of Webster.

A correspondent asks, Should we read 203,641,017, 14. Life of Daniel Webster 15. Lifeof Washington.

two hundred three millions, six hundred forty-one 16. Life of Patrick Henry. 17. Jane Eyre.

thousand, seventeen, or should we read it two hun18. Licile.

dred and three million, six hundred and forty-one 19, Anderson's Fairy Tales. 20. Tom Brown at Oxford.

thousand, and seventeen! 21. John Halifax, Gentleman. 22. Tennyson's Poems.

Some of our later arithmetics give the first of the 23. Plain Thoughts on the Art of Living. 24. Æsop's Fables.

two readings, and limit the use of and to the decimal 25. Swineford's Literature for Beginners.

point. Why they do so is not clear, either gram26. Hints and Helps on English Grammar. These books are all bound in cloth and well printed. They matically or otherwise. These groups are units as will grace any one's library.

much as if we said two hundred three cows, six hunEDUCATIONAL NEWS CO.,

dred forty one sheep, seventeen hens. Box 1258.

Philadelphia.

Certainly the majority and the best of authorities

would read the expression two hundred and three For $400, we will send the Forum and the weekly cows, six hundred and forty-one sheep, and seventeen EDUCATIONAL NEws one year, the cash must accom- hens; or, in the case given, "two hundred and three pany the order. For three dollars, we will u9nd the EDUCATIONAL NEW, seventeen,” the word ones or units being understood

million, six hundred and forty-one thousand, and weekly for one year, and Macaulay's History of England Al., clotb, worth alone $3.75,

after seventeen,

585

as

It has been supposed by some that limiting the use locate a building at Hollidaysburg at a cost of $40,of and to the decimal point; as 416.05, (four hundred 000, maintain it at a cost of $13,000 a year and give sixteen and five hundredths) would simplify the read-instruction to students at an expenditure of $45 per ing of numbers. This is not true, when, as every one capita. knows, that ones, or units, is understood as the basis “If the new factor in the system assumes shape of every number. Thus, whether we say seventy-five certain legislation will be necessary and a general tax or one hundred and seventy-five, we mean units only levy or some other method must be devised to proat the close of the reading of a whole number. There vide support. State educators find the topic fruitful seems no necessity therefore for the distinction which in interest and the county institute season just beginlimits the use of the word and to the decimal point. ning will find in its consideration a welcome relief to Most people would say, and say correctly, my horse the customary routine programme." cost me one hundred and forty dollars, not one hun- This is a move in the right direction. Pennsylvadred forty dollars. But even allowing this latter form nia prides herself on her school system, but there is to be correct, certainly the former is not incorrect. still room for improvement, and the county high

school, or still better, a number of them should be We clip the following from the Press of this city : established, so that

every country child may "The subject of a higher form of education to be have the same educational privileges the secured in the establishment of county high schools city child. The movement ought not to stop with is attracting attention among some of the institutes of a single high school for

for a

a county, but a the State, the discussion of a proposition of that cen- sufficient number of such schools to accommodate all tral character receiving an indorsement recently from who may wish to avail themselves of their advantages the Teachers and Directors' Union of Blair. The ad-should be provided. visability of a departure from current methods has

The News is published at a loss and has been for long suggested itself to progressive educators, and

the past ten years. Its editor has given his services this new avenue to results appears to be an open way gratuitously in order that the paper might live. He to advancement that may lead to greatest perfection in

has hoped and still hopes that there are enough prothe present system if to nothing else.

"The district and graded school outside the limits gressive teachers and school officers to sustain an of cities and boroughs, where the high school cannot his hopes thus far have not been realized. He re

inexpensive weekly educational journal like this, but confer advantages, have had all the drawbacks and ceives many kind words, but words without works are none of the opportunities of the free school system.

vain Pupils have been able to reach the secondary or gram. thing towards securing another. Why not help to

He hopes that every subscriber will do somemar departments and there find the course at an end.

realize these hopes, dear reader, by securing one or Meritorious students, with ambition to gratify and desire to occupy every chance in its bearing on the fu- more subscribers at our low special or premium rates?

Isn't it your duty ? The News is by far the cheapest ture, have been denied the essentials to a complete

educational paper published, counting the amount of education, unless they could enter the normal and other colleges. It is this large and growing classmaterial it furnishes weekly, and there is certainly

room for it on your list whether you take a monthly that the new movement will benefit.

or a weekly educational journal. “The advocates of a county high school argue for a central point in the county system where students

Personal Itemo. may be admitted to the same advantages as those provided for in the cities. In Blair county, for example,

Mr. P. S. Good is the principal of the Graded where the school property is valued at $254,150, an School at Lacy Spring, Va. aggregate independent of Altoona, where the invest- Mr. J. A. Fiedler, of Williamsport, has suspended ment amounts to $422,248 more, the proposition is to publication of the Daily Journal of that city.

Mr. J. M. Stradling, of 1326 Chestnut St., Phila- Prof. J. W. Farris, of Bannock, is the Democratic delphia, is agent for the Werner Company, for the nominee for superintendent of public instruction in states of New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and the Idaho. City of Philadelphia.

James D. Horne, of Brattleboro, Vt., has been Mr. L. G. Firestine is agent of the Werner Com-elected principal of the Lawrence high school, Mass., pany for the State of Pennsylvania.

at a salary of $2500 per year. Mr. Horne' was forT. Bayard Heisel, Esq., late a Delaware teacher, merly sub-master of the Haverhill high school. He has been nominated on the Democratic ticket in New went from Haverhill to accept the position of principal

of the Brattleboro high school, from which position Castle county, Del., for the Delaware House of Rep

he is called to Lawrence. resentatives. Walt P. Conoway, a former Delaware teacher, and

Dr. Dongan Clark, Professor in the Theological

School of the Friends' College at Earlham, Ind., who, a graduate of Delaware College, has taken up the study of medicine and will attend lectures this winter. with ten other advanced Quakers, was baptized last

Summer, has been suspended. Lieut. Jas. H. Frier, of the 17th U. S. Infantry, in

Prof. Harry Pattison steps from the principalship addition to his work as Commandant of cadets at Delaware College does full duty as a teacher of math of the New Whatcom, Wash., high school into the ematics in that institution.

city superintendency.

Miss Helen Gladstone has been nominated as one Mr. John D. Chipman, of Laurel, Del., has aban

of the governors of the Flintshire county schools doned teaching to take a graduating course of study in

under the Welsh intermediate education act. Delaware College.

Prin. Charles F. King of the Dearborn school, who Mr. Raymond DuHadway, valedictorian of the graduating class of Delaware College, 1894, has re

originated the idea of a "summer school of methods,"

and has been actively engaged in the management of turned to college to take up post graduate work.

the National Summer School of Methods of Saratoga Mr. W. H. Keeny, a graduate of the first-class, and Glen Falls for ten years, has retired from this fea1878, of the State Normal School at Lock Haven, ture of professional work and will give his attention Pa., is secretary of the School Board at Port Alle

more and more to methods.

Supt. W. F. Hoffman of Washington, Ind., has Miss Ella Herrick, County Superintendent of

resigned. He has been connected with the Washschools, Cameron county, Pa., is a graduate of the

ington schools for the past fourteen years. first class of the Lock Haven State Normal School.

J. M. Garrett of Des Moines, Iowa, has been elected State Supt. J. M. Carlisle of Texas has been renominated by the Democrats of that state for the position w. H. Thompson succeeds himself as principal of

superintendent of the Centralia schools, Wash. Prof. of State Superintendent.

the high school. Miss Anna Bomberger formerly of Strausstown has

Louise Crouse, a full-blooded Indian, is working removed to Portland, Oregon.

her way through the Normal School in Oswego,N.Y., Supt. Jones M. Clapp, of Banner county, Nebr., is by sewing, scrubbing, washing, &c. Her purpose is also Principal of the Harrisburg schools of the same to complete the course, help. her younger sister county.

through school, and then study medicine that she Chas. J. Majory, Ph. D., is principal of the public may work among her own people. schools of Newton, N. J.

Mr. Morgan T. Gum of Frankford, formerly prinMiss Alice Catlin, the nomince for Superintendent cipal at Selbyville, is now principal at Ocean View, of Public Instruction for the State of Colorado, ac- teacher added, and the course of study in principal's

Del. A new school house has been built, another companies Governor Waite on his stumping tour. department has been improved.

gany, Pa.

[ocr errors]

587

Hints.

Educational Intelligence.

Language.

SUCCESS DUE TO EDUCATION.–Vienna, Sept. 29.Children must think well before they can write well.

The "Neue Frele Presse” publishes an interview with Baron Children should have something to say before they talk. Daublebsky von Sterneck von Ehrenstein, the commander Children talk best about what they see.

of the Austrian navy, in which the Admiral is quoted as Children will talk about what they wish more readily saying that he thought the success of the Japanese was than about what you wish them to talk about.

due to the superior education of their officers obtained in Children will talk with each other better than with you. Europe, to better discipline and to their knowledge of

Children use all parts of speech of their own accord be the working of modern weapons. fore they are four years of age.

THE Teacher OF HISTORY.-One of the most popular A child's vocabulary will grow as fast as he has any de

lectures delivered at the last Oxford summer meeting was sire to use it. A child will talk fast enough it you let him talk as he that on the “Teaching of History,” by Mr. Wells, of Wad

ham College. His main points may be summarized thus: wants to.

History teaching should be (1) civic-teaching the duties When a child can write easily he likes to write. There must be much and frequent writing before it will of citizens; (2) patriotic—inspiring love of England; (3)

antiquarian-leading the pupils to take an interest in their be enjoyable.

Written language work should be incidental rather than surroundings; architectural, monumental, etc. It should formal, a luxury instead of a task.-- The American Teacher, be, if possible, in the hands of specialists. A manual or

handbook should be used with all but the youngest classes. It is a mistake to allow carelessness and slovenliness in Lecturing should not supersede oral teaching; the main the preparation of written work, and especially at the function of the teaching is to instruct the pupil how to read, blackboard. Pupils are forming habits that will last what to skim, and what to perpend. Lastly (and here we through life; so they cannot afford to form incorrect ones, are most at variance with the lecturer), the teacher should for habits are soon assumed, but when we strive to strip confine himself to England, and eschew all attempts at them off 'tis being flayed alive.” When pupils are allowed universal history. So long as a boy's first lesson in histo make figure 3's that look like the sign of scruples, 6'story is from the Old Testament, and his second lesson, if that look like naughts, 7's and 9's that look like interroga- he belongs to the middle classes, is on Greek Heroes, we tion points they will continue to do so through life; so do cannot, if we would, exclude universal history.—The Journot let them begin it.-Exchange.

nal of Education.

Pronouncing Contest.

Better opportunities will be afforded the students in the Let sides be chosen, as in spelling. Write on a slip of departments of physics and chemistry in the Philadelphia paper the following words: Peremptory, allopathy, armis- Girls High School. The laboratory is being remodeled tice, badinage, burlesque, cerement, condolence, complai- and newly fitted up for individual work. The instruction sant, complex, exemplary, extempore, facade, finance, will be after the lecture system, the professors of chemistry oleomargarine, vagary, pyramidal, pristine, precedent, and physics being occupied with three classes at the same nomenclature, naively.

time. Provision is also made for more recitations in Latin, Let the leader on one side pronounce the words; next the time being based on a system of five hours, instead of the leader on the opposite side, and so on, alternately, un- three as heretofore. til all contestants have had a trial. Mark all errors, and Important changes will be made in the manner of conplace on the blackboard the number made by each side. ducting recitations and the system of marks. In

numerals It is safe to say that you will not, on the first trial, find stead of by

the pupil's recitations will perfection in pronouncing these words. Renew the con- be graded by letters. A stands for excellent;b, good; c, test on the following day, and again, if necessary. Let it

Let it indifferent, but sufficient for promotion; d, failure. At the

end of each quarter the pupil will carry home a report. This be understood that a new list will not be given until every provision will point out to the girl her position and progcontestant can pronounce each word in the old list. ress in class and will also enable the parents to stimulate

- Educational Gazette.

the aspiring student with wise council or reproof if there be that necessity, which Dr. Wight thinks there will not.

1

The new science building at Bowdoin College, Bruns- 4. State two thoughts which have been suggested in wick, Maine, was dedicated and formerly presented to the these books which have proved helpful to you. college last week. It is the gift of Edward F. Seales, of 5. What educational meetings have you attended during New York.

the present school year?

6. State briefly any benefits you have derived from such Of the nine candidates successful in the late examination meetings. in the art, theory and history of teaching at the London 7. Point out in what subjects and in what particular University, eight are women.

feature you believe that your teaching has improved the

present year. One of the many good results of military instruction at 8. With what particular features of your work are you seventy-five or eighty colleges in this country has been the least satisfied ? How have you tried to improve in these noticeable improvement in the carriage of lads that enter particulars ? college without previous military training.

9. Have you gained any additional insight into child

nature? If so, what? Alexander College, the woman's hall at Dublin University, is named from the Princess of Wales, who took her ARBOR DAY OCTOBER 19.—The Superintendent of Pubdegree of doctor of music from Dublin.

lic Instruction has designated Friday, October 19, as au

tumn Arbor Day for Pennsylvania. The Glasgow University is the first of the Scottish universities to recognize women by giving the degree of

The University Committee of the Board of Education bachelor of medicine and master in surgery to two ladies. has wisely decided to open two of the city scholarship to As Miss Marion Gilchrist, who ranked third on the list of women, and the university, whose post-graduate work the graduates who took the degrees "with high commen- in the school of biology and other like departments is aldation," passed up the dais to be "capped" by the princi- ready open to women, will undoubtedly accept this new pal, she received a perfect ovation of enthusiastic applause, step in bringing the university closer to our public school which was warmly joined in by the professors; and Miss system. As far as possible the city, scholarships in the Lillian Cumming was quite as heartily welcomed. University should be made the means of improving the

training of teachers, instead of simply aiding men in obAs many as 15,000 bound volumes have been added to taining a professional education, 'and the admission of the Columbia College library during the past year, making women on these scholarship will be an important addition the increase in the last five years 84,000, and the total to the facilities for training teachers in our public schools. number of volumes now in the library over 180,000. This library is freely consulted by teachers of New York and The new Soldier's Orphans Industrial School building surroundings, offering advantages that none of the public at Scotland, in Franklin County, bas progressed so well libraries of the city have provided.

that it is expected to have it completed by the middle of

November. It has been found, however, that the appropria. Superintendents and principals might with advantage tion is not sufficient to purchase furniture and supplies, adopt a plan of Supt. H. E. Kratz, of Sioux City, Ia., to which will delay the opening of the school until the next obtain a better information regarding the protessional Legislature has made the proper provision. This ought standing, advancement, and needs of teachers under their to have been guarded against. It will be almost two months supervision. He addressed a letter to his teachers asking after the building is finished before the Legislature will for answers to the following questions :

meet and probably many weeks after that before an appro1. What educational journals have you regularly read priation can be got through. Such delay might have been this year?

prevented by a little foresight. 2. Mention some useful hints that you have received from those journals and have successfully applied.

Ex-President Geo. S. Lilley, of the Pullman Agricul. 3. What educational book or books have you read dur-tural College, has gone to Portland, Ore.,to engage in educaing the present school year?

tional work.

« ForrigeFortsæt »