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Agriculture, Place of in Higher Education. L. H. Bailey

249
Algebra, Suggestions on Teaching Elementary. Ernest B. Lytle

175
American Notes

406, 480, 550, 624, 690
Art, History of as a College Discipline. T. Lindsey Blayney

21
Biology, High School Course in Arthur S. Dewing

472
Book Notices

63, 138, 206, 267, 349, 415, 490, 562, 634, 701
Business, College Training for. John M. Lathrop

244
Certification of High School Teachers. David Snedden

335
Classics, Some Uses of to Modern Student. Preston S. Moulton

562
Class Room Idyll. (Poem) R. T. House

443
College and the Rural Districts. Wallace N. Stearns

529
College Bred Teachers, Training of. Paul H. Hanus

302
College Entrance Certificate Board, How it can help the High
School. W. H. Holmes

567
College Preparation; The College View. Alexander Meiklejohn

578
College Preparation; The High School View. Charles F. Harper

585
Colleges and Public Schools, Duty of New England to. Thomas A.
Jagger, Jr.

289
College Stagecraft. Frank R. Arnold

466
College Students, Self Help among. Clayton H. Ranck

444
College Training for Business. John M. Lathrop

244
Commercial High School Curriculum. Raymond G. Laird

456
Composition, Oral, Emma M. Bolenius

449
Conversational Method, The. Will Grant Chambers

169
Correspondence Schools. Frank Herbert Palmer

47
Curriculum, A Secondary School. B. F. Harding

499
Defective Pupils, Problem of. Milledge L. Bonham, Jr.

211
Editorial

55, 126, 202, 259, 341, 406, 480, 560, 624, 690
Education, Public, Problem of. Henry L. Upton

397
Education, The Next Phase. Charlton Andrews

512
Elementary School Ideals. Katharine Woodward Huston

160
English, Differentiation of the High School Course in. President
Charles W. Eliot

639
English, Elementary, The Teaching of. James Henry Willock

11
English Essential Principles. Charles Swain Thomas

82
English Grammar, Waste in. .Guy W. Shallies

536
English, New England Association of Teachers of. Charles Swain
Thomas

884
Entrance Requirements Bogy. W. E. Aiken

131
Essentials, The Three. Charlotte A. Powell

32

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Examination Questions. Maud E. Kingsley:-

Homer's Iliad

53

Lays of Ancient Rome

124

Deserted Village

198

Henry Esmond

257

Tale of Two Cities, .

339

Midsummer Nights Dream

Lay of the Last Minstrel

478

The Tempest

548

Henry V.

621

The Sketch Book

688

Exceptional Children, Instruction of. Andrew W. Edson

1

Foreign Notes

60, 133, 204, 264, 347, 412, 487, 559, 631

French Literary Anniversaries of 1911. Mattie Wilma Stubbs

519

Geography, Where lay the Emphasis in Teaching ? R. H. Whitbeck 108

German Schools, Religious Problem in. Arley B. Show

423

Girls, Vocational Training for. Idabelle McGlauflin

523

Habit Formation, The Importance of. 0. J.Schuster

73

Harris, William T. Professor T. Treudly

231

High School Course in Biology. Arthur S. Dewing

472

High School Course in English. President Charles W. Eliot

639

High School, How Serve Community. Charles F. Harper

355
High School, Outside Interests and Major Subjects in. Alice S.
Botkin

103

High School Pupil, The. Harry Preble Swett

224

High Schools, Natural Science in. Frank P. Whitney

674

High School Students' Organizations. David E. Cloyd

17

High School Teachers, Certification of. David Snedden

335

History, Outlook in Teaching. Charles Welsh

370

Home and School. Superintendent J. M. Greenwood

170, 238, 390

Hygiene, School, Physiological Aspects of. George V. N. Dearborn

35

Individual Student, How to Reach. J. E. Hickman

663

Industrial Education. James Parton Haney

436

Interest, Some Suggestions Concerning. Frank D. Blodgett

Japanese Secondary Education. Sekiji Nishiyama

09

Lengthening Days, The. (Poem) Julia H. May

540

Literary Excellence, the Standard of. Arthur W. Spencer

Manual Training, Course of Study in. Ernest B. Kent

374

Moral Training of Private-School Boys. Charles K. Taylor

541

National Education Association Notes

629, 697

Negroes, A great National Resource. Frank P. Chisholm

191

Ode, an. (Poem) William A. McKeever

526

Oral Composition. Emma M. Bolenius

449

Teriodical Notes

.72, 140, 210, 278, 354, 422, 498, 566, 638, 710

Private-School Boys, Moral Training of. Charles K. Taylor

541

Psalm of Life in Latin Verse. (Poem) B. F. Harding

346

Public Education, Problem of. Henry L. Upton

397

Devoted to the Science, Art, Philosophy and Literature

of Education

VOL. XXXI

SEPTEMBER, 1910

No. 1

Instruction of Exceptional Children in the

New York City Public Schools

ANDREW W. EDSON, ASSOCIATE CITY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

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N all probability the most striking phase of modern

education is the effort to educate and train children who are a little out of step with the masses. The problems to be worked out in the administration of the public school system in every large city are especially perplexing in New York City, owing to the rapidity of growth of the city, the

congestion of population in certain quarters, and the many nationalities to be educated.

In considering these problems, certain facts have had to be accepted and certain principles of action adopted. Among them are the following: education is the right of every childthe physically and mentally handicapped, the truant and delinquent, as well as the normal child; the state is under obligations to provide an education for all; special efforts should be directed toward making exceptional children happy, selfrespecting, and self-supporting; the cost of education is a productive expenditure of money rather than a charity; and it is economical as well as humanitarian to protect the helpless from want, the irresponsible from ignorance and vice, the family from an unusual burden, and the state from an increase of the helpless and criminal classes.

The main reason for establishing classes in the public

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