Cornhill Magazine,  10 (1864), 409–26.

Middle-Class Education in England. Boys  [1/2]

[Harriet Martineau]


Essay, Serial


Education, Schools, Class, Mathematics, Physical Geography

    Insists that 'Arithmetic and geography are more feasible and more interesting to a boy who has ideas than to one who has not', and suggests that such ideas can be fostered through the 'habit of strenuous work' inculcated by the 'thorough study of those grand old languages and their literature' presently undertaken in middle-class grammar schools (415).

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