Village Schooling in Somerset

    Village Schooling in Somerset

    Learn 'em Hard

    Sarah Villiers

    Ryelands 2012

    Hardback 224pp Illustrated 295x210mm

    9781906551339   Product Code: 18241

    Little schooling had been available in England's rural areas until the 1870 Education Act, although significant efforts had been made in Somerset prior to this by philanthropists such as Hannah More and the Rev. John Poole. This study considers the development of village schools in the county in the 19th and 20th centuries, examining the experience of the pupils, the curricula and the school management, from staffing and funding to the layout of the buildings.

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