Columbus: Printed by Cutler and Pilsbury, 1838. First edition. 8vo, removed pamphlet (lacks wrappers), 24 pages. Somewhat foxed and browned; a good, sound copy. Item #13819
The proceedings from the second (of evidently only two) annual meetings in Columbus, a perhaps surprisingly progressive report--from the various sessions come resolutions against corporal punishment, suggestions on the the need for care in selection of texts, and a call for full inclusion of both men and women in professional development: "It is expected too, that female teachers will attend the Conventions. They occupy an important station in the business of teaching. . . . These meetings will give them opportunities for improvement which cannot be had elsewhere. It will be seen by a report, (No. 32 of the minutes,) that they are particularly invited to attend." Includes the text of the keynote address by William Slocomb of Marietta, O., on the common school education and an article on the proper construction of school houses. American Imprints 49882; Morgan 3399.