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Proceedings Royal Geographical Society, London (Volume 15) epub

Proceedings Royal Geographical Society, London (Volume 15) by Books Group

Proceedings Royal Geographical Society, London (Volume 15)
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Author: Books Group
Number of Pages: 198 pages
Published Date: 13 Jan 2012
Publisher: General Books
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9781235157486
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1871. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... 4. Copy of a Letter sent to the Vice-chancellors of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge from the President and Council of the Eoyal Geographical Society. - 15, Whitehall Place, London, "SlB, "3rd July, 1871. "Our attention has been directed to a scheme, initiated by the Head Masters of certain public schools, which is now under the consideration of the Universities of Oxford and of Cambridge, and which has already been favourably reported on by the Committees to whom it was referred in either University. "The scheme contemplates the establishment of a system of examination of boys, at the ages of about 16 and 18, in all the first-grade Schools of England, and of reports on the general efficiency of the teaching in each school, by Examiners sent from the Universities.; the boys being allowed to select for their examination any five subjects, out of a specified list, subject to certain restrictions, which it is needless here to mention. "We have observed with some regret that neither Physical nor Political Geography is as yet specified in that list; and we address you in the hope that the governing body of your University may see reason to repair the omission before the scheme is finally arranged; and we beg the favour of your bringing this letter to their notice in a suitable manner. "We would invite your attention to the fact, that Geography has always been regarded as an essential, though subordinate, element of liberal education, having actually been taught, with more or less success, in all our great public schools. This fact was recognized in the Keport of the Public School Commissioners, who, however, specially recommended a more effective and methodical study of this subject. "We desire also to point out that Geography will become, very shortly, a lar...

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