Recollections of John Pounds

Recollections of John Pounds

Author: Henry Hawkes

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ISBN: 0957241399

Category: History

Page: 206

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An account of the life of the founder of the ragged school movement, describing his life and his work in the town of Portsmouth in the early 1800s. John Pounds's pioneering work in educating the poor is celebrated by his friend, Rev Henry Hawkes. Also contains contemporary newspaper reports of John Pounds's influence on the Ragged Schools Movemen

Recollections of John Pounds

Recollections of John Pounds

Author: Henry Hawkes

Publisher: Theclassics.Us

ISBN: 1230237526

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Page: 72

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... of a rough sort. Every thing about him, and his manner of living, seems very bare and scanty; and would look wretched, but for his own happy contented spirit, and his host of happy little faces. And he has his shop crowded with bird-cages, and baskets for his cat and kittens, and young birds, and other animals;--any thing he can help to make happy! The place is full of life and cheerfulness. But you must go and see him; and he will tell you all about it himself; for he dearly loves to talk about all his doings, to any one that will listen. He has a very independent spirit, and a most benevolent heart; indefatigable in doing good; but all in the humblest way; most unpretending, and obscure. Mrs. E, of A, calls him a philanthropist! She says, he's an honour to mankind!"--with a smile. "We took her to see him once, in the midst of his busy little school; cobbling, and teaching his scholars! And she was highly delighted. She calls him--a public benefactor!--She has repeatedly sent a bundle of their children's cast-off clothes for his poorest scholars; which he has always received very gratefully, and made the best use of for them. He will accept any thing for the poor children; but nothing for himself." "Has he kept this school long?" "Yes, many years. But you must not expect to find it much like a school. It is more of a gathering together as many children as his shop will hold; with nothing like system or classification. His crowd of little boys and girls cluster about him like a swarm of bees!--and with very much of the same sort of constant hum and buzz!--all at their ease! It is quite a pleasant sight to see them; they all look so happy together. And yet he has some of the roughest of the rough. But he has a way of attaching them to...

Recollections of John Pounds - Scholar's Choice Edition

Recollections of John Pounds - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Henry Hawkes

Publisher:

ISBN: 1298235421

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Page: 358

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Dictionary of British Educationists

Dictionary of British Educationists

Author: Richard Aldrich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317949329

Category: Education

Page: 276

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This dictionary provides the reader with an easily accessible guide to the biographies of approximately 450 educationists. It covers the period from 1800 to the present day and includes a wide range of people who were active in promoting education at different levels.

The Lost Elementary Schools of Victorian England

The Lost Elementary Schools of Victorian England

Author: Philip Gardner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351003001

Category: Education

Page: 308

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Published in 1984. As late as 1870, a substantial proportion of working class pupils receiving an elementary education were attending private schools, run by the working class itself, instead of schools which were publicly sponsored. Previous studies in this area have concentrated on the latter, however, the author of this study adopts a wider approach by focusing on the relation between the working-class and education, in order to demonstrate the nature of the class-cultural conflict that existed. Two main methods of investigation are employed: the pattern of working-class responses to the official educational provision are charted and the positive traditions of independent working-class educational activity are analysed. These traditions formed a part of the foundation on which resistance to official education was based. This thoroughly researched book extends our understanding of this hitherto neglected area in the history of education.