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Ryerson Memorial Volume - Prepared on the occasion of the unveiling of the Ryerson statute in the grounds of the Education department on the Queen's birthday, 1889
I have two reasons to give for the part which I have taken in the preparation of the latter part of this Memorial Volume. The first is mentioned in the following paragraph from the brief resum of the historical and personal facts given in the volume, and which I read on the day of the unveiling of the statue, as follows: "It devolves upon me, as Chairman of the (Ryerson Memorial Statue) Committee, and at the kind request of my colleaguesno less than as the life-long friend and fellow-labourer of him whose deeds and memory we honour to-dayto trace back to their source the origin and underlying principles of our system of education, and to show that these underlying principles and other vital forces were so combined by a master-hand as to form the groundwork, as they have, in their combination, become the charter of our educational system of to-day." "During my connection with the Education Departmentfrom 1844 to 1876I made five educational tours of inspection and enquiry to educating countries in Europe and the United States. I made an official tour through each county in Upper Canada, once in every five years, to hold a County Convention of municipal councillors, clergy, school trustees, teachers and local superintendents, and thus developed the School system as the result of repeated inquiries in foreign countries, and the freest consultation with my fellow-citizens of all classes, in the several County Conventions, as well as on many other occasions. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 48194
Author: Hodgins, J. George (John George)
Release Date: Feb 8, 2015
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