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Lot 539/0237

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[PEARSE, Padraic] An original Prospectus for Pearse’s school, St. Enda’s in Rathfarnham, 1910-11, 16 pp, sm qto (stapled), a clean copy. With bilingual details of the programme and masters, including Pearse himself as head master, his sister Miss Pearse as assistant mistress, his brother William to teach art, Padraic Colum to teach English Literature, and occasional lecturers including Douglas Hyde and W.B. Yeats.
The prospectus outlines Pearse’s educational programme in detail. ‘A manly self-reliance and a healthy ambition to plan and achieve are not only inculcated in theory but fostered in practice .. The School Staff directs earnest efforts towards the awakening of a spirit of patriotism and the formation of a sense of civic and social duty ..
‘In the general curriculum first place is accorded to the Irish Language, which is taught as a spoken and literary language to every pupil .. All modern language teaching is on the Direct Method .. The study of History, especially Irish history, forms an important part of the curriculum .. Nature-study forms an essential part of the work at St. Enda’s ..’, etc.
With a copy of a modern booklet on Scoil Eanna. (1)

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