By Henry Barnard
Washington   Government Printing Office
9" by 6" 912pp
A first edition of this report on schools in the District of Columbia by Henry Barnard, the first Commissioner of the US state department
By Henry Barnard

1871 Special Report of the Commissioner of Education on the Condition and Improvement of Public Schools in the District of Columbia. Submitted to the Senate June 1868, and to the House, with Additions, June 13 1870

Washington   Government Printing Office
9" by 6" 912pp
A first edition of this report on schools in the District of Columbia by Henry Barnard, the first Commissioner of the US state department
£75.00
: 1.5kgs / : 848N20

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A first edition of this report by the US education department written by educationalist and reformer Henry Barnard. Due to a lack of clarity in the constitution, the federal government had no agency in educational matters for the first seventy five years of the nation's existence. In 1867 the US Congress passed legislation establishing the first Department of Education, and Henry Bernard was its first ever Commissioner. With aims of organising the regional or state based education programmes, Barnard was responsible for collecting data about the nation's schools and disseminating it to practitioners, as well as producing scholarly reports and research to provide a context for education as we have in the present volume. There is a small tear to the front free endpaper, and a small tear to the title page. Institutional sticker to the rear board from the Reference Library of the Education Department.

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In a dark grey cloth binding. Externally, generally smart. A little loss of cloth to the tail of the spine, more so to the head. Some light wear towards the extremities. Front hinge starting, but firm. Rear hinge has failed. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean with just the odd mark.

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