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On school management only I propose to set different papers to the students of the first and second year ;

The first to contain questions on methods of teaching ;

The second on school organization, and on the principles of teaching, together with an essay.

One change, however, of great importance, I would propose for your immediate consideration. It refers to the Inspector's report on the personal qualifications and ability of the students.

At present the students give lessons in the presence of Her Majesty's Inspectors at Christmas. The object is most important, viz., to impress upon them and the managers the fact that the Lords regard skill in teaching as the most essential qualification.

But the result is not satisfactory; and, as I believe, for the following

1. The student is anxious, and in a state of great excitement, her mind and energies being quite absorbed by the written examination.

2. The classes of children cannot be collected without much difficulty, and the lessons so given are positively detrimental to them.

3. The reports of the various Inspectors are not and cannot be made with reference to a fixed and uniform standard. I have observed that the comparative results of this part of the examination do not correspond with the actual condition of the several institutions.

I could give other reasons; but I believe that there is no difference of opinion either as to the importance of hearing such lessons, or as to the defectiveness of our present system.

I would therefore propose in future that a list of those students who have passed the examination at the end of the first year be forwarded to the Inspectors of training schools; that he and the district Inspector hear each of those students teach a class when they inspect a training school; and that the report which they then make be taken into account at the end of the second year.

That the Inspector of training schools should also make a special report upon the comparative efficiency of the teaching in each and every institution. From this plan I consider that the following advantages are likely to

1. As an interval of some three to five months will pass between the examination at the end of the first year's residence and the Inspector's visit in the course of the second year, the student will have an opportunity, as well as strong inducement, to direct her attention to the practical work of teaching.

2. The managers will feel that their work is appreciated, and that it has been tried with reference to its relative as well as absolute efficiency.

I have considered this point, moreover, with reference to the inspection of training schools. It will undoubtedly increase the labour of the Inspector who is charged with the inspection of the training schools; but it will give definiteness and a strictly professional character to his work. It will become his especial duty to form a judgment upon the system adopted in each college for the formation of practical teachers, and upon the degree in which each student profits thereby.

I have the honor to be, &c. To the Secretary of the

(Signed) F. C. Cook. Committee of Council on Education.

accrue :

(No. 6.)
PAPERS USED AT THE GENERAL EXAMINATION.

CHRISTMAS 1854.

FEMALE STUDENTS.

All your answers are to be written on this paper. Answers written on any other paper will not be looked over.

Before beginning your answers, you are to fill up the following table, so far es it applies to you.

Do you attend this

If you are, or have The Name of the Your Christian

been, a Student, state Eramination, as

the Month and Year Name and Surname 1. A resident Student. in which you entered Sekool at in full, and the

2. A Teacher to be ex- this Training School, more being examined. current l'ear of your amined for a Certifi; and the Bionth and

Age.
cate of Merit, and

Year in which you from what School?

left it.

HOLY SCRIPTURE.

(Three Hours allowed for this Paper.) 1.-The supplementary questions are not to be attempted by any candidate

of the first year who has not answered one question in each of the preceding sections. No such candidate may answer more than two

of the supplementary questions. 2.-Candidates of the second year, and teachers in charge of schools, may

not answer more than six questions, but may choose them froin any part of the paper.

Section 1. 1. Write out the promises and menaces of the Book of Deuteronomy, and show their fulfilment.

2. Give an account of the Book of Judges, and of the practical lessons which it teaches, illustrated by quotations from the Song of Deborah.

3. Name, in order, the events that occurred between the departure of the Israelites from Egypt, and their entrance into Canaan; and show the bearings of those events upon Christian doctrine and practice.

Section 2. 1. What prophecies of Joel, Amos, and Zachariah are quoted in the New Testament, and on what occasions ?

2. What evangelical truths are most clearly taught in the Prophetical Books? In what terms do the Prophets describe the Christian Covenant ?

3. In what passages of the Old Testament are the vine and vineyard used as figures of Christ or the Church? Quote one of these, and explain it.

Section 3. 1. Compare the conduct of St. Peter before and after the Resurrection of our Lord.

2. Give an account of St. Paul's first journey from Troas to Thessalonica, or of his last visit to Jerusalem.

3. What discourses of our Lord are recorded by St. John only? Write out the heads of one of these discourses, and add thereto from eight to twelve consecutive verses in the words of the original,

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Section 4. 1. Write out the texts that show the inspiration and uses of Holy Scripture.

2. What spiritual truths are illustrated by reference to military affairs in the Gospels, Epistles, and in the Baptismal Service ?

3. Give texts and examples to show that fortitude, temperance, prudence, and justice are indispensable to Christians.

4. Show the progressive power of Divine Grace in believers, by texts and examples.

SUPPLEMENTARY. 1. Arrange in order the texts that show the personality and Godhead of the Holy Spirit, and His offices in the Church.

2. Write an analysis of one of these Epistles-Romans, Ephesians, Galatians; and quote fülly the most important texts under each head.

3. In what respects was the law an imperfect dispensation ? For what purposes was it given? Show that these purposes have been effected. Give full proofs of each assertion from Holy Scripture.

4. What are the characteristic features of the four Gospels ? Illustrate your answer by clear reference and quotations.

5. On what occasions are these persons mentioned in the New Testament? - Timothy, Titus, Trophimus, Aristarchus, Gaius, John, Mark, Demas, Luke. Show the coincidences in the Epistles and Acts of the Apostles with reference to these names.

6. What doctrinal points are most clearly established in the following books :--2 Corinthians, Galatians, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 Peter, and Revelations.

7. What may be learned of the constitution, discipline, and customs of the primitive Church from the Acts of the Apostles ?

CATECHISM, LITURGY, AND CHURCH HISTORY.

('Three Hours allowed for this Paper.) 1.- The supplementary questions are not to be attempted by any candidate

of the first year who has not answered one question in each of the preceding sections. No such candidate may answer more than two

of the supplementary questions. 2.-Candidates of the second year, and teachers in charge of schools, may

not answer more than six questions, but may choose them from any part of the paper.

Section 1. 1. Explain these expressions clearly and illustrate them by reference to Jloly Scripture--Catechism. Inheritor of the kingdom of heaven. State of salvation. Put in authority. Ghostly enemy. Death unto sin. Children of wrath, Charity.

Section 2. 1. State briefly the leading points in the Confession, Absolution, Te Deum, and the Litany.

2. Give a succinct account of the Baptismal Service.

3. When and by what authority were the following additions made to the daily service ?-The introductory part. Prayer for all orders of Men. Prayer for the King. Prayer for the Clergy and People.

Section 3.
Write out one of these articles with Scriptural illustrations-

Of the Old Testament.
Of Christ alone without sin.
Of the Lord's supper.

SUPPLEMENTARY. 1. Give some account of the British church in the first four centuries.

2. What persons were chiefly instrumental in converting the AngloSaxons?

3. What is known of the life and opinions of St. Patrick ? 4. Give an account of the Venerable Bede. 5. Give a summary of the revisions of the Prayer Book, and a full account of the latest.

6. Give an account of the divers translations of the Bible into English. 7. Name the principal ecclesiastical writers in these reigns—Elizabeth, Charles II., Anne, George III. Give an account of the works of one of these writers.

8. Name the chief Christian writers in the first three centuries. Why does the earlier date add to the importance of such writings?

9. Show the effects of heathen persecutions upon the progress of Christianity.

10. What circumstances led to the schism between the Eastern and Western Churches ?

Il. Give a succinct account of the operations of one of the great missionary institutions connected with the Church of England.

ENGLISH HISTORY.

(Three Hours allowed for this Paper.) 1.-The supplementary questions are not to be attempted by any candidate

of the first year who has not answered one question in each of the preceding sections. No such candidate may answer more than two

of the supplementary questions. 2.-Candidates of the second year, and teachers in charge of schools, may

not answer more than six questions, but may choose them from any part of the paper.

DIVISION A.

Section 1. 1. Mention, with dates, the several dynasties under which England has been placed, from the invasion by Cæsar to the present time.

2. State particulars in which Alfred advanced the welfare of his people. 3. Name the chief events in the reigns of Athelstan, Ethelred, and Canute.

4. Give a brief sketch of domestic and industrial habits in the time of Alfred.

Section 2. 1. Who was the last of the Welsh native princes ; and how did the title “ Prince of Wales” originate?

2. When was this kingdom placed under an “ Interdict?” What were the social effects of such a sentence, and by what further denunciations was it followed up?

3. Enumerate the principal events in the reigns of Henry II., Edward I., and Henry VI.

4. Give a very short account of the origin and progress of the Crusades. What renowned persons were engaged in them?

Section 3. 1. Who was the first Queen Regnant of England ? Mention her parentage, -contemporary sovereigns, and the most conspicuous events of her reign.

2. What led to the death of Lady Jane Grey ?

3. Enumerate the most renowned Englishmen of the sixteenth century, naval, political, and literary, with a brief sketch of the life and character of one of them.

Section 4. 1. Mention any Queens (Regnant or Consort) of England remarkable for either personal or political virtues, with a sketch of the character of one of them.

2. Contrast the dress and diversions of the people in the fourteenth century with those of the present time.

3. Name the Sovereigns contemporary with Queen Victoria, and her colonial possessions. Trace her succession from the Conqueror.

SUPPLEMENTARY QUESTIONS.

Section 1. 1. Relate the immediate cause of the rupture between Henry II. and Thomas à Beckett. Do you see any advantage to the people in the indecisive manner in which the quarrel between the king and the archbishop terminated ?

2. Give the dates, reigns, and some of the circumstances of the annexation of Ireland and of Wales to England.

3. State the nature of the dispute between the Roses, and describe the battle which terminated the quarrel.

4. When was the feudal system completed ? Describe its characteristic features.

Section 2. 1. What European sovereigns were contemporary with Henry VIII.? State the circumstances favourable to himself under which he acceded to the throne.

2. Narrate carefully the circumstances of the fall of Wolsey and the rise of Cranmer.

3. How came the title “ Defender of the Faith” to be applied to our sovereigns; and in what sense can it now be appropriately retained ?

4. Name the sovereigns contemporary with Queen Elizabeth, and give some account of her relation with them.

Section 3. 1. Narrate the last visit (excepting as a prisoner) of Charles the First to Whitehall, and how it was the occasion of his final rupture with the Parliament.

2. Describe the circumstances and the results of the chief battles between Charles I. and the Parliamentary forces.

3. Name the most distinguished persons in the reigns of Charles II. and James II., and give some account of the character of one in each reign.

Section 4. 1. Account for the possession of the Canadas by the Crown of England.

2. Enumerate the principal literary and political characters of the eighteenth century, with a brief account of any one of them.

3. Give the date of the great French Revolution, and name the chief per. sons engaged in it. Of what social circumstances proximate or remote, do you consider it to have been the result?

4. Give some account of the origin and gradual rise of the British empire in India.

ENGLISH GRAMMAR AND LITERATURE.

(Three Hours allowed for this Paper.) 1.- The supplementary questions are not to be atteripted by any candidate

of the first year who has not answered one question in each of the peceding sections. No such candidate may answer more than two of the supplementary questions.

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