Wesleyan Methodist Magazine, 3rd ser. 5 (1826), 28–30.

On Infant Education





Education, Religion, Utility, Mathematics, Natural Philosophy, Natural History

    The writer advocates the education of infants under six years of age, endorsing a strongly empirical and utilitarian approach. He describes how in existing infant schools 'an intelligent master and mistress have thus led their youthful charge, consisting of one or two hundred, to the study of language, figures, geography, the rudiments of mathematics, of natural philosophy, of botany, of natural history, and also to the manner in which most of the articles in common use are formed' (29–30).

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