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IMPROVEMENTS

IN

EDUCATION,

AS IT RESPECTS THE INDUSTRIOUS CLASSES

OF THE COMMUNITY :

Containing,
AMONG OTHER IMPORTANT PARTICULARS,
An Account of the Institution for the Education

OF

ONE THOUSAND POOR CHILDREN,

Borough Road, Southwark;

AND OF THE NEW SYSTEM OF EDUCATION ON WHICH

IT IS CONDUCTED.

BY JOSEPH LANCASTER.

From the Third London Edition, with Additions.

TO WHICH IS PREFIXED

A SKETCH

OF THE

NEW-YORK FREE SCHOOL.

C NEW-YORK:

PRINTED AND SOLD BY COLLINS AND PERKINS.

is

:) 2610 pun

rica

LG LA

HARVARD UNIVERSITY
GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

MONROES GUTMAN LIBRARY

SKETCH

OF THE

OF THE . New-York Free School.

THE system of education introduced by Joseph Lancaster into England, has excited considerable notice, and received an unusual share of public commendation. The volume, therefore, which he has presented to the public on the subject, might, perhaps, have been regarded as of sufficient importance to have merited a re-publication in this country, even though no additional motive for that measure existed.

The complete success of the experiment which has here been made of that system, and the interest which the public have evinced, by their frequent enquiries for his work, seem to render the re-publication, if not absolutely expedient, peculiarly proper.

As the Society which has been established in New-York is materially connected with this subject, it is thought that a sketch of it may with advantage be given as an introduction to the book. Such a sketch may answer several useful purposes. It will shew that the pretensions of this celebrated teacher are not those of a visionary projector, because the

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