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Principles of Rural School Administration. By Prof. J. E. | Angela Merici and her Teaching Idea (1474-1540.)
The Administration of Vocational Education of less than College
The University Afield. By A. L. HALL-QUEST. (12s. 6d. net.
That adult education is one of the major problems of our time in this country we well know. The recent government inquiry and report, the existence of an active adult education society, and the publication of its journal, all bear witness to the fact. Mr. Hall-Quest's book, the result of an extensive inquiry, though not professing to be more than a general conspectus, will give the interested reader a good idea of the corresponding movement in America. The book is a valuable addition to the series of Studies in Adult Education," of which we have also recently noted Mr. Noffsinger's work on correspondence schools, lyceums, and chautauquas.
M. MONICA. (21s. net. Longmans.)
Sister Monica tells in pleasant style and with vivid detail the story of the life and work of the founder of the Ursuline Schools. Angela Merici was one of those efficient, strong, good-humoured saints whose vision was far beyond the horizon of their own times; she began her schools by training teachers; she was determined that women should have as serious and intellectual studies as men, though different in subject-matter; she ignored distinctions of wealth or class; she maintained that the religious life could be lived outside the convent walls. It is no wonder that her schools have spread throughout the world; they have certainly influenced the education of girls more strongly than the histories of education suggest, and for that reason alone this book will be useful to educationalists.
Education at Work: Studies in Contemporary Education. By
If we say that this is a collection of miscellaneous essays on contemporary education, we must immediately qualify that statement in two senses. The book is a unity in the sense that some of the most urgent aspects of present-day education are reviewed; e.g., education in an industrial area, by Mr. Spurley Hey; Adult Education, by Prof. Cavenagh; and Village Schools by Mr. W. H. Perkins. The book is a unity in the further sense that the essays constitute a sort of manifesto by persons connected with Manchester University. We wish that every large city in England could congratulate itself, as Manchester obviously can, that its university and its Local Education Authority are on mutually happy and helpful terms.
Everyday Problems of the Country Teacher: a Text-book and a Handbook of Country School Practice. By F. J. LowтH. (8s. 6d. New York: Macmillan.)
The Board of Education. By Sir L. A. SELBY-BIGGE. (7S. 6d.
Permanent Play Materials for Young Children. By CHARLOTTE G.
ENGLISH, POETRY AND DRAMA
(1) Shakespeare. By G. B. HARRISON. (6d. Benn.)
The New Way Readers. (1) The Cracker Box: The Adventures
The title of this series is mystifying, for no new way " of learning to read is expounded. These four examples are unaffected, interesting tales, healthy in tone and adequately instructive: (1) an original Brer Fox fable; (2) the story of an orphan girl; (3) that of a temporarily orphaned boy, and though the hero of (4), which is biographical, is a girl, any boy would be thrilled with her account of the free life in the Rockies, and would give much to have been beside her on the coach with Rocky Mountain Joe during the attack by the Arapahoe Indians, or to have shared in her adventures in the forest fire and with the mountain lion.
The Gateway to English. By H. A. TREBLE and G. H. VALLINS. Part II. Treating of Grammar and the Simple Essay. (2s. 6d. Oxford University Press.)
In this second volume there is, as in Book I, definite correlation of grammar and composition, and the terminology of the English Committee's report is everywhere used. The author rightly appeals, for purposes of comparison, to both French and Latin, but less to the former than the latter language, which, though nothing essential depends upon the comparison, and no undue amount of space is devoted to it, makes the book likely
to be rather more useful in boys' than in girls' schools, where Latin is rarely begun in forms as low as those for which Book II is intended. The treatment of the difficult gerund (p. 47) is ingenious and convincing, and the handy, if not very euphonious term case-phrase," for the preposition plus noun or pronoun which replaced case-inflexion, is commendable. The work is sound throughout. The carefully planned exercises nearly all demand thought on the part of the pupil and are not to be answered merely by reference to the immediate text.
A Servant of the Mightiest. By Mrs. ALFRED WINGATE. (7s. 6d. net. Crosby Lockwood.)
This is a tale of adventure and of love, based upon authentic sources. Its direct educational value lies in its geographical and other descriptions, open and vivid, and obviously written from first-hand experience, and after long literary acquaintance with the Mongol country. The style of dialogue preserves a flavour of Eastern idiom and metaphor. Also, what one imagines to be the mentality of the thirteenth century barbarians" is presented-savage, satiric, cruel, crafty-but at times awe-inspiring by its virility and swift action. The book is easy to read and is of special interest at a time when the erstwhile silent East is making itself very much heard.
Essays of To-Day and Yesterday. DION CLAYTON CALTHROP.
Two excellent additions to a deservedly popular series. Mr. Calthrop's researches into the history and philosophy of clothes, and into many other things, give him abundant material for entertaining essays; and Mr. Blatchford in these papers is not the controversialist but a genial commentator on men, travel and books.
A Mid-Century Child and Her Books. By CAROLINE M. HEWINS. 8s. 6d. net. New York. Macmillan.)
The author, a New England lady, divides her little book into two parts: The Child Herself," and "Her Books." Each has an American flavour, but a peculiar charm. It is autobiographical. From her earliest years Mrs. Hewins was a bookish little girl," and she talks with relish of her youthful favourites,
many of them distinctively American, but many of European authorship. She has made a hobby of collecting such books, that she may compare them with those children now enjoy. Her pages have numerous quaint wood-cuts, the introduction of which may justify the price of the book, stiff here, but less arresting when turned into dollars.
Integrity in Education and Other Papers. By G. NORLIN. (8s. 6d. net. New York; Macmillan.)
The essays and addresses which the President of Colorado University has here collected make pleasant reading. They are largely based upon the classics, but they deal with broad aspects of literature and life in a way that even a popular audience can readily appreciate. That a popular audience would be the better for listening to them we may be sure; for their merit is that they put first things first.
Treasure Island. By R. L. STEVENSON. (2s. net. Collins.)
In his preface to this cheap, “clear-type " issue of a book sure of a welcome from every fresh generation of boys, Neil Munro exerts himself to show how much we are indebted to the companionship of Stevenson with his young stepson, Lloyd Osbourne, on whose behalf he found himself compelled to discard the " precious" in language which marked the style of his earlier writings, and which had hindered his prospects of a wide
The Book of Snobs. Barry Lyndon. By W. M. THACKERAY. (1s. 6d. net each. Nelson.)
The Man-Eaters of Tsavo. By Lt.-Col. J. H. PATTERSON. Abridged Edition. (2s. Macmillan.)
Sister Carrie. By T. DREISER. (7s. 6d. net. Constable.)
The Field Readers. By W. T. FIELD. (Book I-Cloth, 9d.;
If I Lived in Africa. House Press.)
By Mary Entwistle. (2s. Edinburgh
By CICELY HOOPER. (IS. Edinburgh
The Lives of John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Richard Hooker,
Cousin Timothy : a Story of Cavalier and Roundhead.
By A Century of English Literature: a Companion to Elton's Surveys of English Literature, 1780-1830 and 1830-80. Edited by Prof. A. A. COCK and MARgaret J. Steel. In Four Books. Book I-Poetry, 1780-1830. Book II-Prose, 1780-1830. (2s. 6d. each. Arnold.)
The Prelude to Poetry: the English Poets in Defence and Praise of their Own Art. (2s. net. Dent.)
Mr. Ernest Rhys, the general editor of "Everyman's Library," has himself compiled "The Prelude to Poetry." It consists of a judicious selection of comments by poets on their art, and is, therefore, a delightful and natural companion to a poetic anthology." Their confessions of faith in poetry by Sidney, Milton, Coleridge, Wordsworth, and Shelley are well known: but what gives this volume special interest is the inclusion of what Browning wrote about Shelley, and Bridges' essay on poetry and poetic diction. To many these will be new.
The Poems and Prophecies of William Blake. (2s. net. Dent.) Mr. Max Plowman, who edits this edition, holds that Blake needs no commentator; that the meaning of that eccentric genius dawns on the reader who has sympathy and patience. enough to persevere in the study of his symbolic poems. There may be truth in this view, but most will nevertheless welcome the real help and guidance the editor affords in his able introduction. In our days, the study of Blake is engaging increasing attention, and this edition of his works is therefore well-timed. Anglo-Saxon Poetry. Selected and Translated by Prof. R. K. GORDON. (2s. net. Dent.)
This is a complete account of our oldest poetry from" Widsith" (which Prof. Gordon believes to be earlier than Beowulf") to "Maldon "-from 650 to 1000 A.D. It is an account of that poetry, for the author introduces his translations with link-notes that give the proper orientation of each. But, of course, still more valuable are the translations themselves, which, though
mostly done in prose, admirably convey the spirit, if not the form, of the original pieces. The study of this volume, with its opportunities of first-hand acquaintance with our old poetry, should be of much moment to students.
The Poems of Charles Kingsley. (2s. net. Dent.)
Kingsley once said, "My poetry is all of me which will last, except perhaps Hypatia.' Experience scarcely bears this out; for a hundred who know" Westward-ho! or "Hereward," fifty know "Hypatia," and (except some of the short lyrics) perhaps twenty-five the poems. But, whether in his prose or in his poetry, the writer was the man-one of the finest spirits his time produced. He was a teacher and an inspirer, one who has worn, and will continue to wear, well, and who is worthy therefore of a niche in the "Everyman " Valhalla.
The Touchstone Shakespeare Series. Julius Caesar. Edited by
Macbeth. Edited by G. BOAS. (IS. 9d. Arnold.)
Arnold.) (Is. gd.
Blessed with an inviting exterior this series has further to recommend it an editor who is not afraid of being amusing or startingly modern, as in a proposed essay-subject; compare Mark Antony as a politician with Lloyd George.
The Building of the Wall; a Biblical Play in Three Acts. Arranged by C. E. CURRYER. (Iod. Christophers.)
Like Racine's Esther and Athalie" this play was arranged for a girls' school where it was acted with success, the parts being taken by members of the three senior forms, while the other pupils were responsible for properties, dresses, and Scenery. The double object of the experiment was to prove the feasibility of dramatic representation in Scripture teaching and to familiarize the children with the stately and rhythmical language of the Authorized Version of the Bible, now, alas, so little read. The story is told almost entirely in the exact words cf the Old Testament and there is significance in the naïve comment of the girls themselves, when the play was first read; "" How beautiful the words are!"
Plays from History. Book V. Written and Presented by J. R. CROSSLAND. (IS. Nelson.)
These eight little plays or dramatic readings, for there is scarcely enough action to justify the title of play, are designed to illustrate events in English history between 1644 and 1825. The cutting-out and making of costumes and properties, for which neat sketches are given, should add greatly to the interest of this informal kind of history lesson. Selections from English Dramatists, with a Running Commentary Showing the Development of the Drama in England. By G. H. CRUMP. (2s. 6d. Harrap.)
A useful short history of the evolution of the drama in England. Clear and practical directions are given both as to actual productions and as to the use of the puppet theatre. English teachers who are planning short courses for the end of the term after the examinations have been held will find many helpful suggestions in this book.
The Queen's Treasure Book of Verse. Edited by J. COMPTON. (2s. 4d. Bell.)
The Cambridge Book of Lesser Poets. Compiled by J. C. SQUIRE.
The Pied Piper of Hamelin: Containing Twenty-two Page Outline
Hither and Thither. By BARBARA E. TODD. (2s. 6d. net. Harrap.)
Herrick. William Blake. Byron. Milton. Poems. (Is. 6d net each. Blackie.)
The New Way Poetry Books: a Unique Collection of Verses for Little Singers. Junior. Intermediate. Senior. (6d., Paper; 7d. Limp Cloth. Sampson Low.)
Horace Up To Date. (3s. 6d. net. Black.)
The Shoemaker's Holiday; or, A Pleasant Comedy of the Gentle Craft. By T. DEKKER. Edited by W. T. WILLIAMS. (28. Methuen.)
The Touchstone Shakespeare. Edited by G. BOAS. The Tempest. (IS. 9d.) King Henry V. (2s. Arnold.)
Little Plays from Shakespeare. Second Series. Edited and Arranged for Acting by EVELYN SMITH. (Is. 9d. Nelson.)
(1) The Beginners' Regional Geographies. The World. (2s. 6d.) Europe (2s.) By J. B. REYNOLDS. (Black.) (2) Wonderful Travels in Wonderful Lands.
By E. C. T. HORNIBLOW. (2s. Grant Educational Co.) (3) Geography from the Air: an Introduction to General Geography for Junior Pupils. By Dr. E. M. SANDERS. (2s. 6d. Nelson.) Beginners in geography will be fortunate if they have these books given to them as an introduction to the subject. The three books are written by experienced teachers who know what should be taught, and how it should be taught. The pictures, of which many are in colours, are exceptionally good, and an intelligent pupil will learn a great deal by simply studying the pictures. In (1) descriptions are given of specially selected regions in which the geographical features are strongly contrasted. The chapters in (2) are written in conversational form, and have attractive headings, such as: The Land of the Kaffirs, Flying Across Britain, Camel Men of the Hot Desert, The Home of the Pigmies. In (3) Dr. Sanders provides a series of large scale maps on which all the features are marked in bold type, and opposite each map is a photograph of the same area taken from an aeroplane. This method of treatment is essentially scientific and wherever possible it should be adopted in all junior forms. The exercises which accompany the maps will naturally lead to the reading of ordnance maps in the higher forms.
(1) The South and East African Year Book and Guide, with Atlas and Diagrams. Thirty-third Edition. Edited by A. S. BROWN and G. G. BROWN. (5s. Sampson Low.) (2) Things Seen in Shakespeare's Country : a Description of Stratford-on-Avon and the Beautiful Countryside with which the Great Poet was so Closely Associated, and from whose Charms and Historic Interest He Derived not a little of His Inspiration. By C. HOLLAND (3s. 6d. net. Seeley, Service.) (1) The editors of the South and East African Year Book are to be congratulated on producing so excellent a compilation of useful material and at so low a price. As in previous editions, this publication is a mine of statistical information; at the same time it is a most useful guide for tourists, sportsmen, and intending settlers, and for the man at home, the book is well worth having as a work of reference. Bound up with the text is an atlas containing sixty-four pages of maps in colour.
(2) A visitor to Shakespeare's Country should certainly take a copy of this attractive little book in his pocket. In it, the reader will find most interesting descriptions of Stratford-onAvon, Warwick, Leamington, Kenilworth, Coventry, and other places, as well as thirty-six beautiful picture illustrations. (1) The Oxford Picture Geographies. By H. MCKAY. Text-book IV-Communications. Text-book V-Climate. Text-book VI-Towns and Industries. (2s. 6d. net each. Pupil's Books IV, V, VI, 6d. each paper; 8d. each limp cloth. Oxford University Press.)
(2) Climate and Geography. By O. J. R. HOWARTH. (Is. 6d. net. Oxford University Press.)
(1) Books IV, V, and VI in this series are characterized by clearly-printed pages, well-arranged subject-matter and particu.larly good pictures and diagrams. At the end of each volume are questions and exercises carefully classified. The books are very suitable for use in the junior forms of secondary schools. Under the title Pupil's Books the illustrations and exercises of each text-book are published separately without the descriptive chapters.
(2) From the same publisher comes a small book which is intended to supplement the sections on climate in the school text-books. Tables of rainfall and mean temperatures are given so that the pupil may plot the required curves.
(1) The Geographical Teacher. Supplement No. 2. The Agricultural Geography of the Deccan Plateau of India. By ETHEL SIMKINS. (5s. net. To members of Geographical Association. 4s. net. Philip.)
(2) The British Empire. By Dr. A. WILMORE. (IS. 9d. Bell.) (1) The Agricultural Geography of the Deccan is the second monograph of a particular region issued under the auspices of the Standing Committee on Special Publications of the Geographical Association. This monograph has been compiled from official data supplied largely by the India Office and the Director of Agriculture in the Bombay Presidency. The materials thus obtained have been arranged in a very efficient manner and illustrated with many useful maps and diagrams. The work is divided into sections dealing with (1) The Physical Factors in Deccan Agriculture (2) Crop Distribution as deter
mined by inter-relation of soil and rainfall conditions; (3) a study of rural economy of the Deccan. To university students and teachers of geography this series of monographs, based on original research, can be thoroughly recommended for a detailed study of a region.
(2) Written by a well-known geographer, this book gives in a concise form a very satisfactory account of the various parts of the Empire, with special reference to the products of the Empire. At the end of each chapter is a list of questions and exercises for individual work.
Alma Roma: a Travellers' Companion to Rome. By A. G. MACKINNON. (бs. net. Blackie.)
Although "Alma Roma is not an ordinary guide book. it is nevertheless just the sort of book one would like to use when visiting the sights of Rome. The chapters are written in a very readable style and, in addition to the topographical details, they contain historical references of the greatest interest. The author not only describes the buildings and antiquities of the city, but he devotes sections of the work to the Ghetto and its inhabitants; to the fountains and aqueducts; to the ancient and modern customs of the people. He also gives many examples of the witty epigrams of the Pasquino. The usefulness of the volume is also increased by thirty beautiful illustrations, and a large map of Rome showing the streets and principal buildings. (1) Palestine Awake: the Rebirth of a Nation. By SOPHIE I. LOEB. (7s. 6d. net. Sampson Low.) (2) Talks on Friends in Africa: a Book for Leaders of Missionary Classes of Boys and Girls from 9 to 13 Years Old. By GERTRUDE PAIN. (IS. Edinburgh House Press.) (1) The great changes in Palestine due to the administration of the Mandate Council and the work accomplished by the Zionist Organization are here described at some length by an enthusiastic author. The problems of sanitation, irrigation and education of children are discussed as well as the future prospects of the country and the conflicting relationships which still exist between Moslems and Jews.
(2) The aim of this little book is so to present the life of an African boy that English children may see the influence of Western Europe on village life in Africa, and may realize the responsibility of Europeans in making that influence Christian. (1) Stories of our Earth. By NELLIE B. ALLEN and E. K. ROBINSON. (Is 9d. Ginn.)
(2) Junior Test Papers in Geography: for the Use of Pupils Preparing for Lower Certificate, County Scholarship, Oxford and Cambridge Locals, College of Preceptors and Similar Examinations in the Junior Grade. By E. R. WETHEY. (IS. 3d. Pitman.)
(3) Macmillan's Mapping Exercise Books. Book B. (4d.). Book C. (7d. Macmillan.)
(1) "Stories of our Earth is a very suitable book for very young children as it presents them with a few elementary ideas of physical forms and human activities. The outline pictures also provide useful materials for handwork after the text has been explained. (2) In revising work just before an examination, examples of questions previously set are often needed. Here, the prospective candidate has seventy-five test papers, each containing six questions to use for this purpose. (3) In this well-known series of mapping books, the first (Book B), contains outline maps of India and Asia, the second (Book C), contains maps of the other continents on which the various geographical distributions can be marked.
Philips' Modern School Commercial Atlas: A Series of 32 Coloured Plates, Containing 69 Maps and 92 Diagrams, illustrating the Distribution of Commodities, Occupations of Mankind, Communications, Transport and International Trade, with an Explanatory Introduction; Forming a Companion Volume to Philips' Modern School Atlas of Comparative Geography. Edited by G. PHILIP. Second Edition, Revised. (3s. Philip.)
This atlas has been brought up to date by incorporating in it data referring to so recent a year as 1925. An important feature is the very detailed introduction.
The Mediterranean Lands. Compiled by W. J. GLOVER. (IS. 6d. Cassell.)
Australasia and the Pacific Islands. By W. F. MORRIS.
The Polar Regions: a Physical and Economic Geography of the Arctic and Antartic. By Dr. R. N. RUDMOSE BROWN. (12s. 6d. net. Methuen.)
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