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The Supply of Schools before 1872

R. D. Anderson

in Education and the Scottish People 1750–1918

Published in print August 1995 | ISBN: 9780198205159
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191676529 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205159.003.0004
The Supply of Schools before 1872

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This chapter discusses Scottish education and the supply of schools before 1872. It describes the numbers and types of school, classification of schools and pupils by type of school, parish schools and schools in the rural lowlands, highlands, and cities. The 1872 Act was to sweep away both ancient parish schools and the denominational system. Yet the latter had put down its own roots in its thirty years of operation and many older habits were to survive for at least a generation after 1872.

Keywords: schools; parish schools; rural lowlands; highlands; cities; 1872 Act

Chapter.  11133 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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