Lancasterian Society http://lancastrian.org en The Lancasterian Monitorial System of Education http://lancastrian.org/society <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><span style="font-size: 16px;">From about 1798 to 1830 The Lancasterian monitorial System was highly influential, but was displaced by the "modern" system of grouping students into age groups taught using the lecture method, led by such educators as Horace Mann, and later inspired by the assembly-line methods of Frederick Taylor, although Lancaster's methods continue to be used and rediscovered today. Problems with the "modern" methods and the effects of the use of them are encouraging concerned persons to re-examine such earlier methods as those of Lancaster and adapt them to the current educational environment. Some of the documents which discuss the method and its use are now presented here.</span></p> <p align="CENTER"><span style="font-size: 16px;">Lancasterian Society</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">A Lancasterian Society was organized in the United States in the early 1800s to support the Monitorial System of education developed by Joseph Lancaster (1778-1838), supported in England by the Royal Lancasterian Society. For details on this method, see<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><b><a href="http://constitution.org/lanc/monitorial.htm">The Lancasterian Monitorial System of Education</a></b>. However, Lancasterian schools encountered opposition and a decline in support after Lancaster's death. Its opponents charged that it failed to indoctrinate children in their parents' religions, that it encouraged discontent among the working class, and that more advanced students could not instruct as well as the growing number of persons seeking teaching jobs. Despite this opposition and the dissolution of the main Lancasterian societies, schools using the method persist to this day in many parts of the world and continue to turn out better educated citizens than most publicly funded schools are able to do.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">On August 24, 2001, the Lancasterian Society was resurrected in Texas. See its<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><a href="http://constitution.org/lanc/art_inc.htm">Articles of Incorporation</a>. During the months and years ahead it will seek to build support for the Lancasterian system, adapt it to modern situations, and found and operate a network of Lancasterian schools wherever local support for them can be sustained.</span></p> <ul><li><span style="font-size: 16px;"><a href="http://constitution.org/lanc/lanclink.htm">Lancasterian Links</a></span></li> </ul><ol><li><span style="font-size: 16px;"><a href="http://constitution.org/lanc/lanc_ntro.htm"><img align="bottom" border="0" height="14" src="http://constitution.org/img/sqbutred.gif" width="14" /></a> <a href="http://constitution.org/lanc/lanc_ntro.txt"><img align="bottom" border="0" height="14" src="http://constitution.org/img/sqbutyel.gif" width="14" /></a> Introduction, by Jon Roland (2001)</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 16px;"><a href="http://constitution.org/col/one_room_schoolhouse.htm"><img align="bottom" border="0" height="14" src="http://constitution.org/img/sqbutred.gif" width="14" /></a> <a href="http://constitution.org/col/one_room_schoolhouse.txt"><img align="bottom" border="0" height="14" src="http://constitution.org/img/sqbutyel.gif" width="14" /></a> My Grandfather on Public Education, by Jon Roland (1998)</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 16px;"><a href="http://constitution.org/lanc/improv-1803.htm"><img align="bottom" border="0" height="14" src="http://constitution.org/img/sqbutred.gif" width="14" /></a>     <i>Improvements in Education as it Respects the Industrious Classes of the Community</i>, by Joseph Lancaster (1803)(complete)</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 16px;"><a href="http://constitution.org/lanc/improvements.htm"><img align="bottom" border="0" height="14" src="http://constitution.org/img/sqbutred.gif" width="14" /></a> <a href="http://constitution.org/lanc/improvements.txt"><img align="bottom" border="0" height="14" src="http://constitution.org/img/sqbutyel.gif" width="14" /></a> <i>Improvements in Education as it Respects the Industrious Classes of the Community</i>, by Joseph Lancaster (1805)</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 16px;"><a href="http://constitution.org/lanc/epitome.htm"><img align="bottom" border="0" height="14" src="http://constitution.org/img/sqbutred.gif" width="14" /></a>     <i>The British System of Education: Being a Complete Epitome of the Improvements and Inventions Practiced at the Royal Free Schools, Borough-Road, Southwark</i>, by Joseph Lancaster (1810)(complete)</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 16px;"><a href="http://constitution.org/lanc/riseprog.htm"><img align="bottom" border="0" height="14" src="http://constitution.org/img/sqbutred.gif" width="14" /></a> <a href="http://constitution.org/lanc/riseprog.txt"><img align="bottom" border="0" height="14" src="http://constitution.org/img/sqbutyel.gif" width="14" /></a> <i>A Short Account of the Rise and Progress of the Lancasterian System</i>, by Joseph Lancaster (1821)</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 16px;"><a href="http://constitution.org/lanc/lan_sys.htm"><img align="bottom" border="0" height="14" src="http://constitution.org/img/sqbutred.gif" width="14" /></a> <a href="http://constitution.org/lanc/lan_sys.txt"><img align="bottom" border="0" height="14" src="http://constitution.org/img/sqbutyel.gif" width="14" /></a> <i>The Lancasterian System of Education</i>, by Joseph Lancaster (1821)</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 16px;"><a href="http://constitution.org/lanc/psychmon.htm"><img align="bottom" border="0" height="14" src="http://constitution.org/img/sqbutred.gif" width="14" /></a> <a href="http://constitution.org/lanc/psychmon.txt"><img align="bottom" border="0" height="14" src="http://constitution.org/img/sqbutyel.gif" width="14" /></a> The Psychology of Monitorial Instruction,<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><i>Westminster Review</i><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>(1824)</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 16px;"><a href="http://constitution.org/lanc/org_bfss.htm"><img align="bottom" border="0" height="14" src="http://constitution.org/img/sqbutred.gif" width="14" /></a> <a href="http://constitution.org/lanc/org_bfss.txt"><img align="bottom" border="0" height="14" src="http://constitution.org/img/sqbutyel.gif" width="14" /></a> Organization of the British and Foreign School Society (BFSS) (1813)</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 16px;"><a href="http://constitution.org/lanc/mon4girls.htm"><img align="bottom" border="0" height="14" src="http://constitution.org/img/sqbutred.gif" width="14" /></a> <a href="http://constitution.org/lanc/mon4girls.txt"><img align="bottom" border="0" height="14" src="http://constitution.org/img/sqbutyel.gif" width="14" /></a> Monitorial Schools for Girls, by Ann Springmann (1814)</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 16px;"><a href="http://constitution.org/lanc/dewitt_clinton.htm"><img align="bottom" border="0" height="14" src="http://constitution.org/img/sqbutred.gif" width="14" /></a> <a href="http://constitution.org/lanc/dewitt_clinton.txt"><img align="bottom" border="0" height="14" src="http://constitution.org/img/sqbutyel.gif" width="14" /></a> Address on Monitorial Education, by Governor DeWitt Clinton (1809)</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 16px;"><a href="http://constitution.org/lanc/lanc_detroit.htm"><img align="bottom" border="0" height="14" src="http://constitution.org/img/sqbutred.gif" width="14" /></a> <a href="http://constitution.org/lanc/lanc_detroit.txt"><img align="bottom" border="0" height="14" src="http://constitution.org/img/sqbutyel.gif" width="14" /></a> <i>Reminiscence of the Lancasterian School in Detroit</i>, by B. O. Williams (~1818)</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 16px;"><a href="http://constitution.org/lanc/lanc_sa.htm"><img align="bottom" border="0" height="14" src="http://constitution.org/img/sqbutred.gif" width="14" /></a> <a href="http://constitution.org/lanc/lanc_sa.txt"><img align="bottom" border="0" height="14" src="http://constitution.org/img/sqbutyel.gif" width="14" /></a> The Lancasterian Enthusiasm in South America, by James Thomson (1824)</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 16px;"><a href="http://constitution.org/lanc/mon_inst.htm"><img align="bottom" border="0" height="14" src="http://constitution.org/img/sqbutred.gif" width="14" /></a> <a href="http://constitution.org/lanc/mon_inst.txt"><img align="bottom" border="0" height="14" src="http://constitution.org/img/sqbutyel.gif" width="14" /></a> <i>Monitorial Instruction</i>, by John Griscom (1825)</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 16px;"><a href="http://constitution.org/lanc/practical.htm"><img align="bottom" border="0" height="14" src="http://constitution.org/img/sqbutred.gif" width="14" /></a>     <i>The Practical Parts of Lancaster's</i><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>Improvements<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><i>and Bell's</i><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>Experiment, ed. David Salmon (1932)</span></li> </ol><p> </p> </div></div> Mon, 13 Jun 2011 06:10:57 +0000 jroland 1 at http://lancastrian.org http://lancastrian.org/society#comments