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Normal Schools

 

schools for training teachers, usually primary school teachers. The first normal schools were established in Austria in the second half of the 18th century and in France in the late 18th century. Many such schools were founded in the Anglo-Saxon countries in the 19th century, where they were later called teachers colleges. Today, there are normal schools in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the French parts of Switzerland and Canada, many Latin American countries, and some African countries.

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This research paper centres on the life story of Dolores Correa for several reasons: (a) She advocates for feminism in 1902 in the introduction to her textbook (The Woman at Home), which was mandatory at the Normal School for Women (7); (b) she was Vice-President of the First Feminist Association, and Director of La Mujer Mexicana magazine; (c) she was a rather prolific writer, with most of her writings addressing women's rights; (d) the First Feminist Congress (Merida, 1916) formally acknowledged her; and (e) she exerted great influence on her pupils, who were identified since they became elementary school teachers and had work experience records.
The Alberta Normal School initially operated in temporary quarters in Calgary's Central School, but almost immediately construction began on a new building with fourteen-loot ceilings and oak fittings--a building grand enough that today it houses the southern offices of the provincial government.
The first secretary of education in Massachusetts, Horace Mann, would have taken considerable pride in the state colleges that have evolved from their early beginnings as normal schools.
Clear understandings of normal schools and teacher educators make enquiry into this area difficult in the contemporary world, and historical analysis is even more complex.
Under Ford's sponsorship, the Lovetts taught in thirty-four universities, colleges, and normal schools.
Mainstreaming the child into normal schools has not been very successful due to the philosophical objections of the staff of the normal school.
Section 26 (b) of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 provides that appropriate Government and local authorities shall endeavour to promote the integration of students with disabilities in the normal schools.
Its learning centres, called balloons, are comfortable, domestic environments that function like normal schools, but with more of an emphasis on personal and social development.
She said it was a strong desire of the parents, especially the affluent ones, to admit their children with learning disabilities in normal schools where required facilities were missing.
Normal schools developed professional norms for teacher training - hence the term "normal school.
That's because this government refused to provide funds to educate the autistic children in normal schools.