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Miscellaneous Observations Relating to Education
More Especially as it Respects the Conduct of the Mind


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  • Date Published: October 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108064408

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  • The English polymath Joseph Priestley (1733–1804) wrote on a wide range of scientific, theological and pedagogical subjects. After the appearance of his influential Rudiments of English Grammar (1761) and A Course of Lectures on the Theory of Language and Universal Grammar (1762), both of which are reissued in this series, Priestley produced in 1765 his Essay on a Course of Liberal Education, which is included and expanded on in this 1778 publication. Here he explains the reasons behind his decision to guide the curriculum at Warrington Academy towards a greater focus on subjects with a more direct application to 'civil and active life'. He offers more general instruction on the cultivation of young men in various spheres, notably through foreign travel and developing 'knowledge of the world'. Priestley ends by outlining a suggested course of lectures on the history and laws of England.

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    • Date Published: October 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108064408
    • length: 368 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Of natural and artificial education
    2. Of the objects of education
    3. Of the Latin and Greek languages
    4. Of private and public education
    5. Of introducing young persons into company
    6. Of the knowledge of the world, with respect to the follies and vices of it
    7. Of correction
    8. Of submission to authority
    9. Of courage
    10. Of filial and parental affection
    11. Of instruction in the principles of morals and religion
    12. The importance of early religious instruction argued from a more particular consideration of the principles of human nature
    13. Of the education of persons of rank and fortune
    14. Observations for the use of persons in the middle classes of life
    15. Of the attendance of servants on young persons
    16. Of foreign travel
    17. General advice relating to the two sexes
    Considerations for the use of young men
    A course of liberal education
    A syllabus of a course of lectures on the study of history
    The introductory address to the course of lectures on the history of England
    The plan of the course of lectures on the history of England
    The introductory address to the course of lectures on the laws of England
    The plan of the course of lectures on the constitution and laws of England.

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    Joseph Priestley

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