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AMERICAN

Journal of Education.

EDITED BY

HENRY BARNARD, LL.D.

VOLUME XIV.

NEW SERIES. VOLUME IV.

II ARTFORD, 11. BARNARD.

LONDOX: TRÜBNER & co., 12 PATERNOSTER ROW.

ENTERED, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1864,

BY HENRY BARNARD,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Connecticut. THE

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CONTENTS

PAOL,

PRETACE-Labors of William Russell,.

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1. National ORGANIZATION OF THE PROFESSION Or TEACHING,....

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An Address before the National Convention of Teachers in 1857. By Wm. Russell, 7

N. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL CONVENTION or TEACHERS IN PHILADELPHIA,

in August, 1857,.

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Call for the Convention...........

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Remarks of T. W. Valentine-explanatory of the Call,....

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF THE FIRST PRESIDENT-Z. RICHARDS,..

Portrait,..

III. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL TEACHERS' AssociaTION,

SECOND SESSION, OR FIRST ANNUAL MEETING AT CINCINNATI, Ohio, in 1858,.. 21

Officers-Lectures-Discussions--Resolutions,.

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF THE SECOND PRESIDENT-A. J. RICKOTT,..... 24

Portrait,

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THIRD SESSION, OR SECOND ANNUAL MEETING AT WASHINGTON, D. C........ 25

Officers-Lectures--Discussions—Resolutions,.....

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF THE THIRD PRESIDENT-J. W. BULKLEY,....... 28

Portrait,.......

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Fourth Session, OR THIRD ANNUAL MEETING AT BUFFALO, N, Y.,..

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Officers-Lectures-Discussions-Resolutions,.......

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF THE FOURTH PRESIDENT-J. D. PHILBRICK,

Portrait,......

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Futu Session, OR FOURTH ANNUAL MEETING AT CHcago, ILLINOIS, 33

Journal of Proceedings,..

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Constitution of the National Teachers' Association,.....

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH or thr Firty PRESIDENT-W. H. Wells,..

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Portrait,.....

IV. NATURE AND OBJECTS OF THE NATIONAL TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION,.

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Introductory Discourse by the President, J. D. Philbrick,......

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V. PAYSICAL EXERCISE IN SCHOOL. By S. W. Mason, Principal of the Hancock Gram-

- mar School, Boston,......

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VI. THE TEACHER AS AN ARTIST. By Z. Richards, Principal of the Union Academy,

Washington, D. C..............

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VII. Tur PowerS TO BE EDUCATED. By Thomas Hill, D.D., President of Harvard Col-

lege, Cambridge, Mass.,.....

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VIII. OBJECT LESSONS, OR THE METHOD OF NATURE IN EARLY TEACHING. By E. A.

Sheldon, Superintendent of Public Schools in Oswego, N. Y.,.........

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IX. CONDITIONS OF ADMISSION TO THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY AT West

Point. By Henry Barnard,.........

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X. STATE TEACHERS' ASSOCIATIONS,

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Circular-asking for information, &c.,....

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PREPATORY NOTB.

WHILE the Committee appointed by the Board of Directors of the NationAL TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION, were considering the most economical and efficient way of publishing the Proceedings and Lectures of the Annual Meeting, for 1863, a communication was received from Dr. BARNARD, Editor and Publisher of the “ American Journal of Education," from which the following is an extract:

"I shall devote as large a portion of my Journal for 1864, and 1865, as shall be found necessary, to accurate but condensed historical sketches of the efforts which have been made by National and State Associations, to advance the cause of education and the profession of teaching in this country. In this connection, I shall be happy to publish the Proceedings and Lectures of the National Teachers' Association at Chicago, together with an abstract of the proceedings of all former meetings—including those of the National Convention of Teachers at Philadelphia, in 1857, in which the National Association originated-prefacing the whole with the Address, prepared by Prof. WILLIAM RUSSELL, for that occasion, in which the nature and objects of such an organization of the profession, are admirably set forth. To give personal interest to these sketches, I shall, as far as practicable, introduce biographical memoranda of the individuals whom their associates have selected as standard-bearers in these National and State movements. Should this medium and mode of publication answer your purpose, I will devote the March number of my Journal to the National Teachers' Association, provided such copy as you propose to furnish can be in hand by the first day of February. The Committee, or Association, will be in no way responsible for the publication, beyond the correctness of such copy as you may furnislı, and such orders as you may give for copies in pamphlet form.”

The offer thus made was gladly accepted, on the ground of economy, as well as for the present dissemination and the permanent utility of the publication in this form. The Journal of the Proceedings as kept by the Secretary, and the Lectures, so far as they shall be furnished by their authors, prior to the 1st of February, 1864, will, therefore, be published in the “ American Journal of Education," for March, 1864, which number will be forwarded to members ordering the same, and inclosing (fifty cents,) half the ordinary rate.

It is the intention of the Editor to include in the same volume, (for 1864,) the Lecture delivered by the late HORACE Mann, before the Association at Cin. cinnati, in 1858, on “The Teachers' Motives," and another, by ELBRIDGE SMITH, Prin. cipal of the Free Academy, Norwich, Connecticut-on “Christianity in American Schools," before the Association at Washington, D. C., in 1859. Neither of these admirable lectures is included in the published Proceedings of the Association.

JAMES CRUIKSHANK, Committee on Printing Proceedings
W. H. WELLS, Ś of Annual Meeting at Chicago.

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