The education of the farmer
EDUCATION OF THE FARMER,
VIEWED IN CONNECTION WITH THAT OF THE
MIDDLE CLASSES IN GENERAL:
ITS OBJECTS, PRINCIPLES, AND COST.
By T. D. ACLAND, Esq.,
LATE FELLOW OF ALL SOULS COLLEGE, OXFORD.
PUBLISHED BY J. RIDGWAY, 169, PICCADILLY.
OXFORD: PARKER & SON. CAMBRIDGE: MACMILLAN.
EXETER: W. H. ROBERTS.
THE JOURNAL OF THE BATH AND WEST OF ENGLAND SOCIETY
FOR THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF AGRICULTURE, ARTS,
MANUFACTURES, AND COMMERCE.
LONDON: PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS, STAMFORD STREET,
AND CHARING CROSS.
I inscribe your name on these few pages, not that I wish to make you in any sense responsible for their contents, nor that in writing of the education of others I can venture to speak publicly of the parental training your own children have received.
But at this time, when the public response to plans in which I have taken part far exceeds my expectation, I cannot but give some utterance to a feeling common to all your sons (especially cherished by him who, since these lines were first penned, has been called from the midst of his unceasing work for others to the rest he longed for), that, if we are ever permitted to help on what is useful and good, we owe it to you. For we inherit friendships and sympathies won by your hearty love of worth and excellence in whatever rank they are to be found, and by your instinctive sense of what is due from man to man.
In acting with others earnestly engaged in promoting the good of their fellow countrymen, whether physical, intellectual, or moral, your sons can but follow the path marked out by their father nearly half a century ago.
T. D. A., Jun.
|The Education of the Farmer not to be separated from Middle-Class Education generally||6|
|Middle-Class Education must prepare—|
|1, for business, not for college||7|
|2, for dealing with things rather than with men||8|
|Education of the Child:—|
|Education of the Boy:—|
|School and schoolfellows||14|
|Useful education illustrated||15|
|i. What is really useful for business:—|
|Chemistry and physical science||22|
|ii. What is useful to educate a Man : —|
|Literature, late Professor Hussey||24|
|Awakens mental power||25|
|Trains moral feeling||28|
|The study of language||32|
|Should farmers learn Latin?||34|
|Opinions of Mr. Penrose||36|
|„ Dr. Boole||36|
|„ Mr. Thring||37|
|„ Dr. Kennedy||38|
|Geography and history||38|
|Drawing and music||40|
|The expense of education||41|
|For small farmers||44|
|For the higher yeomanry||45|
|Extracts from Dr. Arnold on Middle-Class Schools||50|
|Letter from Dr. Voelcker on Teaching Chemistry at School||52|
|Eton Questions on Chemistry. By Mr. Pepper||53|
|Rev. Stephen Hawtrey on Music as a means of General Education||55|
|List of Books||57|