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On the Art of Teaching

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ISBN-10: 1557091293

ISBN-13: 9781557091291

Edition: N/A

Authors: Horace Mann, Mary Mann

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In 1840 Mann wrote On the Art of Teaching. Its message has lived on as a timeless and inspiring appeal to teachers.
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Book details

Publisher: Applewood Books
Publication date: 11/1/1989
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 32
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.75" long x 0.38" tall
Weight: 0.220
Language: English

Born in Franklin, Massachusetts, and educated at Brown University, Horace Mann is considered the founder of U.S. public education because of his pioneering educational leadership. Although trained as a lawyer, he became interested in education while he was a member of the Massachusetts legislature. As a legislator, he promoted the lyceum movement, which resulted in a series of key legislative acts that often are considered the basis for the public educational system. When the Massachusetts Board of Education was established in 1837, Mann was appointed its secretary. Under his leadership the state mandated a minimum school year, raised teachers' salaries, and allocated state funds to improve…