By John William Donaldson

John William Donaldson's 1856 essay tackles the subject of collage reform, a hotly debated political factor in his day. Donaldson offers a chain of feedback for the development of collage instructing, and argues for the worth of a classical schooling. Drawing upon his event either as a headmaster and as a student at Trinity university, Cambridge, he considers himself well-placed to handle the topic of schooling, holding that there are 'not many that can declare a greater correct to talk with no one-sided prejudice and narrow-minded partiality to a couple hackneyed system'. He discusses many points of the topic, together with the that means of the time period 'university', the school process at Cambridge college and the advantages of learning classics compared to arithmetic. Donaldson additionally addresses the category procedure, emphasising the necessity for all periods to be expert. This vigorous and approachable e-book foreshadows the debates of our personal century.

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J There is some analogy to this substitution of the part for the whole in the fact that humaniti/ in the Scottish Universities means a study of Latin only. 24 UNIVERSITY TEACHING. mathematics; and the object of the original Universities was limited to the production of such teachers and professors—the Magistri, or master-workmen of the schoolAt what period the three professional faculties of theology, law and medicine were added to the school of arts cannot be certainly determined. Originally the great teachers of theology at Paris belonged to the school of arts, and taught divinity as the highest application or exhibition of the artistic faculty.

1852. p. " But the term seems too extensive for such a specialty. UNIVERSITY TEACHING. 2:) responding titles. The inferior or preparatory degree in arts was that of Bachelor, baccalaureus, a barbarous title derived from the French has Chevalier, which primarily denoted a knight bachelor, one who sat at the same table with the Bannerets, but, being of inferior rank, was 'mis en arriere et plus has assis; hence, it came to signify the unfinished apprentice, the unmarried man, and the demigraduate.

And in the language of the middle ages, universitas, ag Sir William Hamilton has truly said *, " was applied either loosely to any understood class of persons; or strictly (in the acceptation of the Roman law) to a public incorporation, more especially (as equivalent with communitas) to the members of a municipality or to the members of a general study. In this last application it was, however, not uniformly of the same amount; and its meaning was, for a considerable period, determined by the words with which it was connected.

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