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The Horace Mann School

by James E. Russell - 1902

The history of the Horace Mann School is interwoven with the history of Teachers College. During its early years the chief work of the College was the encouragement of industrial education, particularly for children who were attending the public schools of New York City. When the College definitely proposed to itself in the fall of 1887 the work of training teachers a school of observation and practice became at once a necessity. A school was needed in which the College professors of education might experiment in curricula and methods of teaching, as professors of science experiment in a laboratory. It was important, too, to have a school in which to illustrate approved educational principles and to demonstrate the worth of certain new theories in the training of children. In its advocacy of manual training, domestic economy and the natural sciences as worthy of rank with the traditional subjects of school curricula, the School was in advance of its times. Parents and pupils were quick to see the advantages it offered and its growth was rapid almost from the start.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 3 Number 1, 1902, p. 1-5
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 9735, Date Accessed: 5/31/2020 4:13:39 PM

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