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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73

Text Books

Text Books.

On the invitation of the Convener of a Committee appointed by the Education Board to revise the list of School books in use in Otago, the Committee of Management, after long and careful consideration, and after consultation with the Branches, submitted the following recommendations to the Board:—

(A)"Longman's Series of New Readers," and
(B)As an alternative course, "The Royal Crown Readers," Books I., II., and III., and the other numbers of this series if they are equally as good as Books I., II., and III.
  • Of all the grammar books examined none were found suitable.
  • If it is advisable to have a text book, the Institute would recommend "Longman's Junior Composition."
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(A)"The Southern Cross Arithmetics" of Messrs. Whitcombe and Tombs.
(B)"Neilson's Royal Arithmetics"—all the parts of the "B" Series.
(C)"Goyen's Exercises in the Compound Rules." and "Goyen's Complete Arithmetic for Standard III."
(A)The "Southern Cross Series" of Messrs. Whitcombe and Tombs, for Standards I., II., III., and IV., and
(B)Horsburgh's "Zealandia Geography, No. 3," for Standards V. and VI.
  • No text book in single volumes brought under the notice
  • of the Institute commends itself as suitable. "Arnold's Historical Readers" appear to be an excellent series; but the range of matter in the various volumes does not correspond exactly with the epochs prescribed for our standards. If, however, the Education Board will accept the periods dealt with in these Readers as equivalent to the present requirements, the Institute would urge the adoption of "Arnold's Historical Readers," Nos. III. to VII.