This volume constitutes a second contribution to a comprehensive
survey of English PEDAGOGY-OLD AND New, selected from papers
prepared in this form for The American Journal of Education—as
is stated in the Preface to the First Series, which we give below,
together with the Contents and Index.
PREFACE TO ENGLISH PEDAGOGY-FIRST SERIES.
In the following chapters, prepared originally as articles for “ The
American Journal of Education," the editor does not profess to
give a connected or exhaustive view of English Pedagogy, but
simply to contribute material for such a development of the subject,
and at the same time to bring together a large amount of suggestive
thoughts on the principles and methods of education from the suc-
cessive publications of eminent teachers and writers of England,
from Roger Aschamoto Herbert Spencer.
To give variety and interest to these articles, we have introduced
the portraitures of the school and the teacher, which some of the
most admired writers in the English Language have drawn in prose
and verse, as reflecting the popular estimate in which education
and its disciples have been and are still held, and as helping to per-
petuate that estimate, both in England and in this country.
In a subsequent volume; we hope to make another contribution to
the material for a History of Education in England, drawn from
authors omitted in this collection.
Editor of the American Journal of Education.