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Printed for the Society,
AND BY ALL BOOKSELLERS.
Bedminster near Bristol.......
Summary of operations from March 1,
1854, to September 1, 1854
Ditto, Sept. 1, 1854, to Dec. 1, 1854 19
Ditto, Dec. 1, 1854, to March' 1, 1855... 43
Ditto, March 1, 1855, to Sept. 1, 1855 . 91
Ditto, Sept. 1, 1855, to Dec. 1, 1855 116
Ditto, Dec. 1, 1855, to March 1, 1856... 139
Ditto, March 1, 1856, to Sept. 1, 1856 . 188
Ditto, Dec. 1, 1856, to March 1, 1857... 236
Annual Examination for Certificates. 20
Education in South Wales
Uxbridge, Evils of Irregular Attend-
Bridport, the Tripartite Arrangement 22
Westbourne Grove, Religious Instruc-
Stockport, Examination of the British
British Teachers' Association.... 130
Testimonial to a British Schoolmaster 24
Christmas Examination, 1854
Examination for Certificates
Examination for Certificates-School-
The late Mr. Henry Althans
Retirement of the Principal of the
Normal College Examination Papers,
Ditto, Mathematical Questions, 1855... 110
Agency and Inspection, 4, 19, 139, 188,
The late Samuel Gurney, Esq.
Regular attendance in School.......... 141
Testimonial to the Master of the
Earith British School............... 142
Lardner's Hand-Book of Natural Phi-
losophy ; Schnorr's Bible Pictures;
the British Workman;
A Daily Text-Book for Home Lessons;
the Poetical Works of Sir Walter
The Botanical Primer; Library Edi-
BRITISH AND FOREIGN SCHOOL SOCIETY.
SUMMARY OF OPERATIONS, FROM MARCH 1, 1854, TO SEPT. 1, 1854.
One hundred and ninety-one students have been in training in the Normal College.
Forty-eight have received appointments to schools.
Twelve have withdrawn, either from illness, a desire to change their occupation, or a want of fitness for the work.
One hundred and twenty remain in the Institution.
Eighteen schools have received temporary assistance during the illness or otherwise
necessary absence of their teachers.
PUBLICATION OF THE FORTY-NINTH ANNUAL REPORT.
The brief abstract given in our last comprised the most important facts connected with the Society's operations during the year ending in May, 1854. The Report of the Society, which has since been issued to the Subscribers, contains, in addition to those facts, some interesting statements relating to the general progress of popular education among
In particular, we wish to call the attention of such of our readers as do not receive the Report, to the following remarks, describing the position occupied by the British and Foreign School Society in relation to modern educational movements, and the precise nature and limits of the assistance which it receives from the funds at the disposal of the Government.
“The aid of the Committee of Council is strictly confined to the Model and Normal Schools ; the general operations of the Society are as entirely dependent on voluntary subscriptions as they ever were.
“The reason is obvious. The Society has a work to do which Government cannot recognize. It deals extensively with a class of schools, the supporters of which are either unable, or unwilling, to receive Government aid. It often acts at home, and generally in the colonies, through Societies having mainly religious objects; and, therefore, altogether unconnected with the State. Its agencies all tend to protect the schools from any possible interference with their liberty of action. It provitles, in fact, against dangers to which the reception of State aid might expose, if the organizations of the Government were not met by this and similar organizations of the voluntary principle.
“Further, it should be remembered that the Society, as such, is the only effective