• This system of encouragement proves serviceable as a preventive of punishment, the attainment of the tickets being a reward, the forfeiture of them the reverse; and, as such, boys seem often more affected by their loss than by coercion.

    Joseph Lancaster (1803). “Improvements in Education, as it Respects the Industrious Classes of the Community: Containing, a Short Account of Its Present State, Hints Towards Its Improvement, and a Detail of Some Practical Experiments Conducive to that End”, p.50