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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 72

Is Cramming Rather than Education

Is Cramming Rather than Education

that the children are getting, and the department, recognising the fact, as you know, recently invited the inspectors of the Education Boards for the time being to meet in conference at Wellington, with a view to initiating a better order of things. The resolutions of that Conference are now before the colony for its judgment. There is a most useful publication, well known to you all, issued monthly, and styled the 'New Zealand Schoolmaster.' In its issue for April it gives a complete summary of the recommendations made by the Conference, and concludes with these ominous words: "Should these recommendations be adopted their effect upon the schools will be very small." With that comment of the 'New Zealand Schoolmaster' I entirely agree,