Annual Reports to the Massachusetts Board of Education

Horace MANN (1796 - 1859)

Horace Mann is called The Father of the Common School and was one of the first progressive thinkers on education in the United States. His Annual Reports to the Massachusetts Board of Education, written between 1837 and 1848, are wide-ranging essays on topics, including philosophical arguments on the role of education in a democracy, curricular matters such as textbook choice and methods of reading instruction, and nitty-gritty details of classroom furnishings and buildings. Even in the much-changed society of the 21st century, much of Mann's writing still speaks to us, recalling us to the roots of our faith in education for all. - Summary by Maria Kasper

Genre(s): Education

Language: English

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Play 01 First Annual Report, 1838, part 1 Maria Kasper
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Play 02 First Annual Report, 1838, part 2 Maria Kasper
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Play 03 First Annual Report, 1838, part 3 Maria Kasper
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Play 04 First Annual Report, 1838, part 4 Maria Kasper
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Play 05 First Annual Report, 1838, part 5 Maria Kasper
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Play 06 First Annual Report, 1838, part 6 – Supplement Maria Kasper
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Play 07 First Annual Report, 1838, part 7 – Supplement Maria Kasper
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Play 08 First Annual Report, 1838, part 8 – Supplement Maria Kasper
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Play 09 Second Annual Report, 1838, part 1 Maria Kasper
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Play 10 Second Annual Report, 1838, part 2 Maria Kasper
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Play 11 Second Annual Report, 1838, part 3 Maria Kasper
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Play 12 Second Annual Report, 1838, part 4 Maria Kasper
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Play 13 Second Annual Report, 1838, part 5 - Appendices Maria Kasper
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Play 14 Third Annual Report, 1839, part 1 Maria Kasper
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Play 15 Third Annual Report, 1839, part 2 Maria Kasper
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Play 16 Third Annual Report, 1839, part 3 Maria Kasper
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Play 17 Third Annual Report, 1839, part 4 Maria Kasper
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Play 18 Fifth Annual Report, 1841, part 1 Maria Kasper
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Play 19 Fifth Annual Report, 1841, part 2 Maria Kasper
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Play 20 Sixth Annual Report, 1842, part 1 Maria Kasper
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Play 21 Sixth Annual Report, 1842, part 2 Maria Kasper
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Play 22 Sixth Annual Report, 1842, part 3 Maria Kasper
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Play 23 Sixth Annual Report, 1842, part 4 Maria Kasper
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Play 24 Sixth Annual Report, 1842, part 5 Maria Kasper
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Play 25 Seventh Annual Report, 1843, part 1 Maria Kasper
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Play 26 Seventh Annual Report, 1843, part 2 Maria Kasper
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Play 27 Seventh Annual Report, 1843, part 3 Maria Kasper
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Play 28 Seventh Annual Report, 1843, part 4 Maria Kasper
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Play 29 Seventh Annual Report, 1843, part 5 Maria Kasper
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Play 30 Seventh Annual Report, 1843, part 6 Maria Kasper
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Play 31 Seventh Annual Report, 1843, part 7 Maria Kasper
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Play 32 Seventh Annual Report, 1843, part 8 Maria Kasper
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Play 33 Seventh Annual Report, 1843, part 9 Maria Kasper
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Play 34 Ninth Annual Report, 1845, part 1 Maria Kasper
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Play 35 Ninth Annual Report, 1845, part 2 Maria Kasper
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Play 36 Ninth Annual Report, 1845, part 3 Maria Kasper
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Play 37 Ninth Annual Report, 1845, part 4 Maria Kasper
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Play 38 Ninth Annual Report, 1845, part 5 Maria Kasper
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Play 39 Ninth Annual Report, 1845, part 6 Maria Kasper
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Play 40 Tenth Annual Report, 1846, part 1 Maria Kasper
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Play 41 Tenth Annual Report, 1846, part 2 Maria Kasper
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Play 42 Eleventh Annual Report, 1847, part 1 Maria Kasper
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Play 43 Eleventh Annual Report, 1847, part 2 Maria Kasper
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Play 44 Eleventh Annual Report, 1847, part 3 Maria Kasper
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Play 45 Eleventh Annual Report, 1847, part 4 Maria Kasper
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Play 46 Twelfth Annual Report, 1848, part 1 Maria Kasper
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Play 47 Twelfth Annual Report, 1848, part 2 Maria Kasper
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Play 48 Twelfth Annual Report, 1848, part 3 Maria Kasper
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Play 49 Twelfth Annual Report, 1848, part 4 Maria Kasper
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Play 50 Twelfth Annual Report, 1848, part 5 Maria Kasper
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