The Science of Education and the Art of Teaching. In Two Parts. John Ogden.
The Science of Education and the Art of Teaching. In Two Parts.
By a Founder of Fisk University

The Science of Education and the Art of Teaching. In Two Parts.

Cincinnati: Moore Wilstach, Keys & Co., 1859. Item #615

8vo.  190 x 120 mm., [7 ½ x 4 ¾ inches].  [3], 478 pp., plus 2 pp. ads.  Diagrams throughout.  Original brown cloth; a bit soiled and the text in gilt on spine a bit faded.  Preliminary leaves, including title-page foxed, otherwise a good to very good copy.  Ownership inscription of Georgiana R. Simpson.


First edition.  John Ogden’s goal is to turn the theory of education into a practice of teaching, something from his point of view is missing in the educational system of the period.  Ogden was an abolitionist, leader of the educational reform in South and Western States. In 1865 he was appointed the Superintendent of Education of the Freeman’s Bureau of Tennessee.  The following year he became a founder of Fisk University, the historically Black university in Nashville’, and much of his pedagogical program was incorporated into the curriculum of the school.


For information on the establishment of Fisk University see, https://www.fisk.edu/about/history/.  See also biographical information at the Tennessee Encyclopedia at, https://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entries/fisk-university/

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