Annual Report of the Committee of the State Normal School. State of New-York. No. 56. In Senate, Feb. 11, 1850. Education.
Annual Report of the Committee of the State Normal School. State of New-York. No. 56. In Senate, Feb. 11, 1850.
Annual Report of the Committee of the State Normal School. State of New-York. No. 56. In Senate, Feb. 11, 1850.
Annual Report of the Committee of the State Normal School. State of New-York. No. 56. In Senate, Feb. 11, 1850.

Annual Report of the Committee of the State Normal School. State of New-York. No. 56. In Senate, Feb. 11, 1850.

Albany: 1850. First edition. No copies recorded in OCL. With a frontispiece (illustrating the exterior of the school) and five fold-out plates showing the floorplans. Offsetting to title-page from frontispiece and some toning throughout. A good copy of a fragile and rare item regarding teacher training. Disbound. 5 x 9 in. 22 pp. Item #17222

Written at the conclusion of a five-year “experiment” in the teaching methods of the New York State Normal School. The experiment was a success: over 1,100 students, both men and women, attended the school in that five-year period, and the report notes not only the employment success of graduated teachers but also an improvement in the circumstances of teachers in New York as a whole.

“The profession is becoming more respectable, the salaries are considerably increased, and there is a greater demand for competent teachers, and hence there is not among teachers that restless desire to change their occupation; many of the graduates of the Normal School have expressed their intention of making teaching the business of their lives, declaring that their prospects in that profession were better than in any other occupation,” (p. 6).

Price: $350.00

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