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THE USE OF SLATES IN SCHOOLS.

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THE USE OF SLATES IN SCHOOLS. IMPORTANT FACTOR IN EDUCATIONAL I ECONOMY. The question of returning to the use of elates in schools is being considered by several educa- tion committees. It is perhaps not generally realised that in the majority of schools slates have been banished even from the i'niant de- partments, and during the last 15 years practical- ly all the written work of pupils from the age ot five .ycar has been done oil paper, enormous quantities of stationery, ink, pens, and black- leads being consumed ii-i the proce". Slates were originally excluded from sc hools on hygienic grounds, the contention of medical offic- ers being that the use of slates tended to en- courage the spiead of epidemic diseases, though, as a matter of fact, the introduction of paper m substitution appears to have had no influence in retarding the prevalence of such sickncss. From the educational point of view many teachers have regretted the disuse of slates, especially among the younger pupils. Slates can be ueed with con- siderable economy of time, since there is no necessity for preparing pens, inks, and rulers, while the marking of exeercises is a far simpler process than when they are done on paper. The reintroduetion of slates would have some influ- ence in reviving the home slate-quarrying ;11- dustry.

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