Lancaster, Joseph


Lancaster, Joseph
(1778-1838)
   Founded the Lancasterian system of education. In 1798 began teaching poor children on the Madras system; and gradually introduced improvements. In 1818 came to America, and at one time conducted a school in Montreal. Published several books on his system of education.
   Index: W Founder of Madras system of national schools, 86. See also Madras schools.
   Bib.: Dict. Nat. Biog.

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