Pre-university education, 1870–1921


in A New History of Ireland, Volume VI

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780199583744
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191702365 | DOI:

Series: New History of Ireland

Pre-university education, 1870–1921

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This chapter examines the historical development in pre-university education in Ireland during the period from 1870 to 1922. This period was characterised by three brief flashes of optimism against a background of educational inertia and disappointment. These moments of optimism include the approval of a parliamentary grant for academic secondary schools in 1878, the establishment of the Irish technical school system in 1899, and the revision of the national school curriculum in 1900. The chapter also describes the educational innovations in intermediate schools during this period.

Keywords: pre-university education; Ireland; parliamentary grant; secondary schools; technical school; school curriculum; educational innovations; intermediate schools

Chapter.  8312 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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