Annual Report of the Commissioners ..., Volume 19,Parte 1

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Página xxxviii - Commissioners in their corporate capacity, such pastors or other persons as shall be approved of by the parents or guardians of the children respectively, shall have access to them in the School-room, for the purpose of giving them religious instruction there, at convenient times to be appointed for that purpose.
Página xix - But it was soon found that these schemes were impracticable ; and, in 1828, a Committee of the House of Commons, to which were referred the various Reports of the Commissioners of Education, recommended a system to be adopted which should afford, if possible, a combined literary, and a separate religious education, and should be capable of being so far adapted to the views of the religious persuasions which prevail in Ireland as to render it, in truth, a system of national education for the poorer...
Página xix - But it seems to have been overlooked, that the principles of the Roman Catholic Church (to which, in any system intended for general diffusion throughout Ireland, the bulk of the pupils must necessarily belong), were totally at variance with this principle...
Página xix - ... Schools, in which shall be entered the attendance or non-attendance of each child on Divine worship on Sundays. They will, at various times, either by themselves, or by their Inspectors, visit and examine into the state of each School, and report their observations to the Board. They will allow to the individuals or bodies applying for aid, the appointment of their own Teacher, subject to the following restrictions and regulations : 1st. He (or she) shall be liable to be fined, suspended or removed...
Página xix - They will require that a Register shall be kept in the Schools, in which shall be entered the attendance or non-attendance of each child on Divine worship on Sundays. They will, at various times, either by themselves, or by their Inspectors, visit and examine into the state of each School, and report their observations to the Board. They will allow to the individuals or bodies applying for aid, the appointment of their own Teacher, subject to the following restrictions and regulations : 1st.
Página xix - ... admitting children of all religious persuasions, should not interfere with the peculiar tenets of any. The Government of the day imagined that they had found a superintending body, acting upon a system such as was recommended, and intrusted the distribution of the national grants to the care of the Kildare Street Society. His Majesty's present Government...
Página xix - For the success of the undertaking much must depend upon the character of the individuals who compose the board; and upon the security thereby afforded to the country, that while the interests of religion are not overlooked, the most scrupulous care should be taken not to interfere with the peculiar tenets of any description of Christian pupils.
Página xxxviii - ... contrived in other respects, can be carried into effectual execution in this country, unless it be explicitly avowed, and clearly understood, as its leading principle, that no attempt shall be made to influence or disturb the peculiar religious tenets of any sect or description of Christians.
Página xix - They will require that the schools be kept open for a certain number of hours, on four or five days of the week, at the discretion of the commissioners, for moral and literary education only; and that the remaining one or two days in the week be set apart for giving, separately, such religious education to the children as may be approved by the clergy of their respective persuasions.
Página xix - Parishioners of both denominations. " Where the application proceeds exclusively from Protestants, or exclusively from Roman Catholics, it will be proper for the Board to make inquiry as to the circumstances which lead to the absence of any names of the persuasion which does not appear.

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