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BY THE SAME AUTHOR..

LECTURES ON THE SCIENCE AND.

ART OF EDUCATION.

Price Sixpence each.

I. PESTALOZZI : THE INFLUENCE OF HIS PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE. II. FROBEL AND THE KINDERGARTEN System. Second Edition. III. THE SCIENCE AND ART OF EDUCATION. IV. THE TRUE FOUNDATION OF SCIENCE-TEACHING.

AN ESSAY ON THE CULTURE OF THE

OBSERVING POWERS OF CHILDREN, ESPECIALLY IN CON-
NECTION WITH THE STUDY OF BOTANY. By ELIZA A. YOUMANS.
Edited, with Notes and a Supplement, by Joseph Payne, F.C.P.
Crown 8vo, cloth, price 2s. 6d.

HENRY S. KING & CO., LONDON.

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A VISIT TO GERMAN SCHOOLS

NOTES OF A PROFESSIONAL TOUR

To inspect some of the Kindergartens, Primary Schools, Public
Girls' Schools, and Schools for Technical Instruction, in

Hamburg, Berlin, Dresden, Weimar, Gotha,

and Eisenach, in the Autumn of 1874

GENERAL

MICHIGAN
University of

AL LIBRARY

WITH

CRITICAL DISCUSSIONS OF THE GENERAL PRINCIPLES
AND PRACTICE OF KINDERGARTEN AND OTHER

SCHEMES OF ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

By JOSEPH PAYNE

Late Professor of Education to the Collige of Preceptors, London;

Member of the Council of the Philological Society, etc.

HENRY S. KING & CO., LONDON

[The Rights of Translation and of Reproduction are Reserved.] HIS little book was founded on Notes taken by Mr. PAYNE during his tour in the autumn

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of 1874, and reduced to its present shape in the spring of 1875. Various causes hindered its publication until, after my father's return from his summer journey, the state of his own health and the shock of a painful bereavement made it impossible for him to give any further attention to the subject. The manuscript accordingly remained untouched up to the close of the Author's life and labours in April 1876, and was thus never fully prepared for the press, or finally corrected.

Notwithstanding this drawback, and although the information conveyed is not perfectly recent, these brief notes cannot, it is thought, fail to be of value and interest, as recording the direct impressions, and embodying the mature judgment of a highly-qualified observer in matters of education.

One explanation only it seems desirable to make.

Ro-classed 3-1-32 AVM

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