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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1935,
By CARTER, HENDEE, & Co. In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts. From the Jan. No. for 1828 of the JOURNAL OF EDUCATION. * A carefol examination of this valuable work will show that its author has compiled it, as all books for school use ought to be compiled, from the results of actual oxporiment and observation in the school-room. It is entirely a proctical work, combining the merits of Colburn's system with copious practice on the slate.
“ Two circumstances enhance very much the value of this book. It is very comprehensive, containing twice the usual quartity of matter in works of this class; while, by judicious attention to arrangement and printing, it is rendered, perhaps, the cheapest book in this department of education. The brief system of Book-keeping, attached to the Arithmetic, will be a valuable aid to more complete instruction in common schools, to which the work is, in other respects, so peculiarly adapled.
« There are several ver" valuable reculiarities in this work, for which we cannot, in a notice to sufficient space. We would recommend a careful ex amination of 5 Jook to all teachers who are desirous of combining good theory with copious and rigid practice."
From the Report of the School-COMMITTEE OF PROVIDENCE.
“ The books at present used in the schools are, in the opinion of your Committee, altogothor abovo the range of thought of the pupils. Works of a nar. rative character would be better understood, would be more interesting, and would, of course, teach the pupil to read with more taste and judgment. The boy who pores, in utter disgust, over the book which he reads in schools, will hasten homo io read with avidity his story-book. The true wisdom would then be, to introduce the story-book into school, and thus render his place of edncation tho place of kis amusement.
• Nevertheless, as this subject is one in which time and judgment are necessary for a selection, and as a change of this sort, through all the schools, would be productive of considerable adelitional expense, your Committee would vecommend that no change, at present, be made in books, excüpting only the Arithmetic. lsa school, by way of experiment, be established on the monito rial plan, various school-books can be tried there, and, after a fair opportunity of testing the merits of several, those can be selected which seem best adapted to accomplish tho purposes of education. Your Committee aro, however, of opinion, ihat it would be cxpedient to introduce the system of Arithmetis published by Mr. Smith (subsequently adopted) into all ihe Public Grammar Schools ; and, also, that all tho scholars in arithmetic be taught by classes, and not individually, as is now the prevalent mode.”
The above Report was signed by the following named gentlemen:
Dated April 24, 1828.
This work is recommended by the State Commissioners of Vermont to be adopled th-oughoirt that state. It is likewise introduced into the public and private schools of Hartford, Conn., by the concurrence both of cominittees and teachers, and in tilke manner in various other places.