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PAYNE, William Harold, educator, born in Farmington, Ontario County, New York, 12 May, 1836. He was educated at Macedon academy, New York, and New York conference seminary, was superintendent of public schools in Michigan in 1858-'79, professor of the science and art of teaching in the University of Michigan in 1879-'87, and at the latter date became chancellor of the University of Nashville, and president of Peabody normal college. He is the author of "Chapters on School Supervision" (Cincinnati, Ohio, 1875) ; " Outlines of Educational Doctrine" (Adrian, Michigan, 1882); " Contributions to the Science of Education" (New York, 1887); and has edited David P. Page's "Theory and Practice of Teaching" (New York, 1885); Gabriel Compayrde's "History of Pedagogy" (Boston, 1886) and "Lectures on Pedagogy" (1887).
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