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REPORT

OF THE

COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION

FOR

THE YEAR 1903.

Volume 1.

WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

1905.

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CONTENTS OF VOLUME 1.

Page.

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XXXI

STATISTICS OF STATE SCHOOL SYSTEMS.

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CHAPTER III.-EDUCATION IN GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, 1903.

Information on education in Great Britain in previous Reports.....

Summary of current educational statistics, Great Britain and Ireland.

Brief conspectus of elementary education in England

In Scotland..

Progress as shown by retrospective tables.

Present outlook; continued opposition to the law of 1902

Progressive aspects of the law

The education law for London

Criticism of the law, by Doctor Macnamara, James Bryce, and others

Retrospective tables ..

Secondary and technical education

Universities and university colleges in Great Britain and Ireland

Education in Ireland.....

Legislation respecting the employment of children in Great Britain and Ireland

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CHAPTER IV.-EDUCATION IN LONDON UNDER THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE LONDON

SCHOOL BOARD.

Magnitude of the work committed to the London school board

Constitution and work of the first school board for London.

Subjects of instruction......

Compulsory school attendance.

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CHAPTER V.-AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES. By CHARLES F. THWING, LL. D.

The first colleges.....

English influence in studies and gifts

French infuence

German influence

Ecclesiastical, private, and public foundations..

Enlargement of the higher education

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