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Schoolmaster's Harvest — Some Findings of Fifty Years 1894-1944 - J. H. Simpson

Faber & Faber, 1954, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with tape repaired tears to the tail of the spine and bottom corner of the upper panel. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Leading edges of the blanks spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.

From the cover: “This book is more than the reminiscences of a schoolmaster who has had an unusually varied experience of education as a master at several public schools, an inspector, a headmaster and a principal of a training college for teachers. Mr. Simpson describes critically the life of a number of places of residential education: a preparatory school of the eighteen-nineties, one of the greatest public schools at two points in its history, a small public school under an original and reforming headmaster, an experimental school of which he himself was headmaster, and a training college between two World Wars.

Two questions have mainly prompted his criticism, though he has not confined himself to trying to answer them. First, how far did each of these institutions embody a clearly conceived and unified purpose and how far did each adopt the best means to achieve it? Secondly, what were the meaning and function, in the life of each of these societies, of freedom and discipline?”


Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 217 pages.
£8.50

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