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EDUCATION IN EUROPE;
BEING AN ACCOUNT
ORGANIZATION, ADMINISTRATION, INSTRUCTION, AND STATISTICS
PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF DIFFERENT GRADES
THE PRINCIPAL STATES.
BY HENRY BARNARD, LL. D.,
SUPERINTENDENT OF COMMON SCHOOLS IN CONNECTICUT.
PUBLISHED BY CHARLES B. NORTON.
No. 71, CHAMBERS STREET.
THE following pages were, in part, published in 1851, under the title of "Normal Schools and other Institutions, Agencies and Means designed for the Professional Education of Teachers." They were prepared from observations made during a tour in Europe in 1835-6, and from documents subsequently collected, from time to time, to assist the undersigned in maturing his own views and plans for the improvement of common schools, and particularly in devising modes of operating beneficially for the advancement of the teachers' profession, in the States of Rhode Island and Connecticut.
The author has availed himself of a recent visit to Europe, to extend his inquiries, and collect additional documents, not only respecting the training of teachers, but in every departpartment of the educational field, and particularly respecting agricultural schools, and institutions for juvenile delinquents. The results are embodied in this new edition of his original. work, the title of which is changed, so as to convey a more adequate idea of its contents.
To the results of his own observations and study of documents, he is able, by permission of the gentlemen named, to add freely from the elaborate and valuable reports of Prof. Calvin E. Stowe, D. D., to the Legislature of Ohio, in 1837, of President Alexander Dallas Bache, LL.D., to the Trustees of the Girard College of Orphans in Philadelphia, in 1839, of Hon. Horace Mann, LL. D., to the Massachusetts Board of Education in 1846, and of Joseph Kay, Esq., Traveling Bachelor of the University of Oxford, in 1850, on the subjects treated of in this volume. Without claiming any