Josiah Holbrook

Josiah Holbrook (June 17, 1788 – June 20, 1854) was the initiator and organizer of the lyceum movement in the United States. He formed the first industrial school in the country in 1819, organized the first lyceum school in the country in 1826 and inspired the foundation of the American Lyceum Association, the first national education association. He founded the Holbrook School Apparatus Manufacturing Company and made a variety of teacher aid items for common schools and scientific training aids for teachers to use in lyceums. He also wrote and traveled extensively to promote the lyceum concept. His method combined teaching in academic subjects like Greek, history and mathematics with practical farming skills and crafts. In the beginning, his system flourished in the New England states, later branching out into the Midwestern states, and eventually going nationwide to 3,000 towns and cities. He was also an advocate of professional teacher training and broadening female education. Provided by Wikipedia
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    by Holbrook, Josiah, 1788-1854
    Published 1851
    Baltimore, Fielding Lucas, 1851.
    36 p.
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    Published 1832
    Boston : George W. Light & Co., [1832-1833]
    2 v. : ill. ; 41 cm.
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