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Post Posted:: February 28th, 2015, 11:38 am 

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Annual Reports to the Massachusetts Board of Education by Horace Mann (1796 - 1859).



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Horace Mann is called "The Father of the Common School" and was one of the first progressive thinkers on education in the United States. His Annual Reports to the Massachusetts Board of Education, written between 1837 and 1848, are wide-ranging essays on a variety of educational topics, including philosophical arguments on the role of education in a democracy, curricular matters such as textbook choice and methods of reading instruction, and nitty-gritty details of classroom furnishings and buildings. Even in the much-changed society of the 21st century, Mann's writing still speaks to us, recalling us to the roots of our faith in a free and equal education for all. (Summary by Maria Kasper)



  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/stream/lecturesannualre01manniala#page/xii/mode/2up, https://archive.org/stream/annualreportsone00mannuoft#page/x/mode/2up
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



    IMPORTANT - soloist, please note: in order to limit the amount of languishing projects (and hence the amount of files on our hard-pressed server), we ask that you post an update at least once a month in your project thread, even if you haven't managed to record anything. If we don't hear from you for three months, your project may be opened up to a group project if a Book Coordinator is found. Files you have completed will be used in this project. If you haven't recorded anything yet, your project will be removed from the forum (contact any admin to see if it can be re-instated).
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    This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.


    • Project Code: Pt1scc5F



    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Horace Mann) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horace_Mann

    • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
    • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 20
    • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
    • Original publication date (if known): 1837-1848
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    Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Education; *Non-fiction/History /Modern (19th C)

    Keywords that describe the book: Massachusetts, education, schools, Horace Mann

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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:

    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!

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  • Example filename annualreportseducation_##_mann_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. annualreportseducation_01_mann_128kb.mp3)


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    Title: [1st, 2nd, etc] Annual Report, part #
    Album: Annual Reports to the Massachusetts Board of Education


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Post Posted:: February 28th, 2015, 3:42 pm 
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Your MW is ready for you, Maria! I have taken the liberty to appoint myself your DPL, I hope you don't mine! :wink: Per your PM, a slower pace is fine by me, I have had a lot of fast movers here lately, so something that will take a while is welcome. (Not that I am complaining, a bunch of slow movers drives me batty as well! I am weird, yes, my kids agree!) If you need more, or less, sections, you can either let me know and I can take care of it, or you can do it yourself, which ever one you are comfortable with. I will move us to Going Solo a little later today, after you have seen this. Off to catalog a monster project!

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Post Posted:: February 28th, 2015, 4:06 pm 

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Thank you, Ann! And thanks for being DPL again, too!

I've been getting a lot of LV-ing done during the winter when my job goes into the off-season. With spring, work'll pick up, and my LV time will go down. Slower, but steady and we'll get there in the end!

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Post Posted:: February 28th, 2015, 7:58 pm 
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I love those times when I can get a bunch of LV-stuff done! :9:


Moving on to Going Solo!

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Post Posted:: March 13th, 2015, 11:03 am 

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Here at last is Section 1! (Length 24:35)

https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/annualreportseducation_01_mann_128kb.mp3

Good grief! Took long enough to get this project off and running! But we're rolling now!

As a somewhat comic side note: I've found the perfect microphone stand for the new go-mic -- my grandmother's old horseradish-grater!

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Post Posted:: March 13th, 2015, 4:14 pm 
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I love that mic stand! That is the best one ever! :lol:

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Post Posted:: March 13th, 2015, 8:03 pm 
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Off to a great start, section 1 is PL OK!

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Post Posted:: March 14th, 2015, 9:53 am 

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Thanks, Ann!

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Post Posted:: March 23rd, 2015, 9:11 am 

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Section 2 -- (length 25:03)

https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/annualreportseducation_02_mann_128kb.mp3

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Post Posted:: March 24th, 2015, 8:48 am 
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Section 2 is PL OK!

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Post Posted:: March 28th, 2015, 9:12 pm 

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Section 3 -- (length 30:21)

https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/annualreportseducation_03_mann_128kb.mp3

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Post Posted:: March 29th, 2015, 8:58 pm 
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Section 3 is PL OK!

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Post Posted:: May 26th, 2015, 2:04 pm 

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Sorry this project has been sitting around untouched for so long. Got in over my head on group projects, and felt that I needed to work on them first, as other people were waiting for my sections. But finally here I am back again with ol' Horace!

Section 4 -- (23:33)

https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/annualreportseducation_04_mann_128kb.mp3

Reading this section has reminded me of why I wanted to do this project in the first place. For a 175-year-old work, Mann's reports seem amazingly relevant to modern educational situations!

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Post Posted:: May 26th, 2015, 6:04 pm 
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No worries on having to take carry of other projects! I know you are still active! I will listen a little later tonight, or maybe tomorrow.

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Post Posted:: May 27th, 2015, 8:46 pm 
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Section 4 is PL OK! Same old problems, different day. It always amazes me that really never change.

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