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JOURNAL OF EDUCATION:
UNDER THE AUSPICES OF
The Ohio State Teachers' Issociation.
JOHN D. CALDWELL, Editor.
E. E. WHITE, PORTSMOUTH.
W. H. YOUNG, ATHENS.
W. N. EDWARDS, TROY.
PRINTED BY FOLLETT, FOSTER AND COMPANY.
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1 48565 ASTOR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATION
Ohio State Teachers' Association,
FOR 18 57.
REV. ISRAEL W. ANDREWS, of Marietta, President.
13. CYRUS McNEELY, Hopedale. 3. I. S. MORRIS, Eaton.
14. C. E. BRUCE. 4. A. C. DEUEL, Urbana.
15. 0. P. BROWN. 5. JAMES MYERS.
16. C. T. EMERSON. 6. WM. CARTER, Felicity.
17. I. P. HOLE, E. Rochester. 7. J. F. LUKENS.
19. S. S. COTTON. 8. P. H. JAQUITH, Xenia.
19. WM. S. PALMER, Cleveland. 9. A. SCHUYLER, Republic, Sen. Co. 20. A. B. CORNELL, Youngstown, 10. MARTIN.
Mahoning Co. 11. Prof. MONROE.
21. W. W. Y. BUCHANAN, Piqua.
Recording Secretary-Dr. Wm. Catlin, Mansfield.
JOHN HANCOCK, Cincinnati, Chairman.
WM. N. EDWARDS, Troy.
John EATON, JR., Toledo.
Chas. SHREVE, Coshocton.
M. F. COWDERY, Sandusky, Chairman.
L. M. OVIATT, Cleveland.
CHARLES ROGERS, Dayton.
List of Delegates ..
Difficulties in Teaching Mathematics. ..... 89 Moral Influence (Associate Ed.)
Circular to County Auditors...
137 EDITORIAL :
Amended School Law..
137 Opening of a School in the Morning.... 153
Rule and Rote Teaching
141 Cin. Hughes High School (steel plate En'g) 155
Best of Examining eachers.. 143 Lessons on Common Things
Shall we Turn them Out?.
147 The Libraries and the Legislature.. 161
Teaching the Sounds.
149 South-Western Normal School
Poetry-Flow on thou Shining River (page Views and Reviews
152 Educatioual Items.
A Few Thoughts on Common School Li- EDITORIAL :
176 Association of School Superintendents of
Examination of Teachers
Teach Children Politeness.
178 Ohio Teachers-Their State Association ... 199
180 Clubs for the Journal-Teachers, Go to
Poetry--"Life is Action,”! (original)
184 The Comet
Love is Power among Children
186 Views and Reviews
The Word of Encouragement..
187 Call for Meeting of 0. S. T. Association... 197
Poetry-Star Spangled Banner (2 pages of Scraps-Educational Items.
What Athens Co. does for Journal.. 199
Method of Examining Teachers..
217 Postponement of State Teachers' Associa-
Schools-A Glance Backward and Forward 251 of
Answers on School Law, by State Com'r. 759 Educational Items..
Will the Teachers Hear and Ponder ? 303 of Common Schools...
318 Movements of State School Commissioner 326
NO VEMBER NUMBER,
It is a source of great gratification to review the progress of the classified schools of Ohio for the last ten years, and especially is it a matter for congratulation that the free school principle has been so cordially, so thoroughly, and, apparently, so permanently adopted in our State. But while a rich harvest of blessings has already been reaped, it needs to be distinctly understood that the capacity of our free school system for usefulness remains yet almost entirely unrevealed. While it is true that our free classified public schools have been successful, still that success has not been of the first order. Valuable as far as it goes, it is still not worthy of the highest commendation. It does not, or has not yet, generally, involved the highest human attainments in its accomplishments. It has not yet so changed the face of society as to make the difference apparent to the common observer. What has been already gained is, in general, mostly preparatory to what should follow. By bringing together in a free school all the diversified gifts of all the children of a community, and thereby uniting and diffusing all the advantages which social position and home culture can furnish, some degree of success must almost necessarily follow, and, if to the foregoing is added a judicious classification of the pupils in schools, the work of intellectual instruction can be conducted with marked success by Teachers of quite ordinary attainments. Two highly essential ele ments of prosperity, like those just mentioned, being understood and incorporated into a school system, progress to some extent, and in some form, becomes almost inevitable. The Teacher soon regards his labors with complacency, and community points with satisfaction and pride to
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