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Educational Foundations of Trade and Industry.
By FABIAN WARE. Vol. 54. Price, $1.20 net; postage 10 cents additional.
This timely book describes the educational foundations of trade and industry as exhibited in the school systems of the chief European peoples and of the United States.
The promotion of industry through education is the burden of the author's appeal. To make this appeal effective, he examines first the growth of national systems in general-their conditions, impulses, and directions. This leads to a series of chapters giving a detailed statement of the educational foundations laid in England, Germany, and France; and finally, those in America.
The section devoted to the United States gives an exhaustive résumé of the characteristics of American education, from the kindergarten to the graduate university. Since Mr. Ware treats the subject more on its practical than on its cultural side, his examination includes a thorough analysis of commercial and technological education in every aspect and branch. The latest information has been used, and a large amount of concrete illustration, drawn from the actual workings of individual schools, gives the argument freshness, clearness, and coherence.
"There can be no doubt that Mr. Fabian Ware's book will be of even more interest to Americans than to the English readers for whom it was primarily written. It is strictly up to date, and in view of the discussions that have recently taken place on the failure of England to keep her place in the race for trade and manufacturing supremacy, Mr. Ware has some observations to make that have a strong bearing on the subject."-New York Sun.
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY, NEW YORK.
By A. LAVIGNAC. Translated by ESTHER SINGLETON, Author of "Social New York Under the Georges." Large Cloth, uncut, gilt top, $2.00 net; postage addi
M. Lavignac's book is written in a scholarly as well as a simple style, that makes it at once convincing, authoritative, and useful to the student and the accomplished musician. Moreover, he has strengthened his own point of view and opinions with citations from the most famous writers on educational subjects and virtuoso musicians, such as Schumann, Berlioz, Rubinstein, etc., whose names carry weight. Frequently he has thrown in an anecdote that illuminates the subject in question, and lightens the serious reasoning with a humorous touch that is particularly his own-as will be recognized by those who have read his other books. In fact, it is this peculiar combination of knowledge, seriousness, and playfulness that have contributed toward making M. Lavignac's reputation in America.
"A much-needed book on musical pedagogics."-Boston Daily Advertiser.
"The methods and plans suggested and the hints given are admirable, and the work is equally well adapted for the use of the teacher and the adult pupil."-The Orpheum.
"M. Lavignac is thoroughly competent to discuss the broad theme outlined by the title of his book. There is not a corner of the great field into which he does not go, with suggestive and helpful results everywhere. Even the slightest detail is given attention."-George Seibel in the Pittsburg Gazette.
"It is packed with the most valuable thoughts and ideas. The style is simple, clear, and logical, and every page is readable. It is a book that will aid the cause of musical education greatly, and we shall have frequent occasion to refer our readers and inquirers on musical matters to its contents."-The Etude.
"A remarkable book. The subject is treated with such breadth and philosophic thoroughness, and at the same time such practical directness, that it is surely an achievement that stands by itself. M. Lavignac has definite and concrete ideas that are the fruit of long experience, and he has an exact knowledge of all the different branches of music."-New York Times.
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY, NEW YORK.