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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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The tradition of normal schools also became popular in the United States and Canada.
Although Isawa was only in Taiwan a short time, his work laid the foundation for the establishment of the primary school system and normal schools in Taiwan.
The Pennsylvania Normal School Act of 1857 spurred the grown of normal schools in the state.
Increased intervention of state authorities to establish universal requirements for teacher training led to the closing of normal schools in America.
In November 1905, Calgary was granted the consolation prize--the teacher training facility, or normal school, and with its development came one of Alberta's first libraries.
In the four essays that follow, contributors study normal schools and their various practices in early higher education.
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.
Having painted in broad strokes the intellectual debates of the 1880s and early 1890s concerning the purpose of education and the nature of teacher training, I now turn to an examination of the normal schools during this period.
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.
The 31-year-old daughter of former Beatle Paul said: "Hopefully I'll be living in the country if I'm lucky enough to have kids and they'll go to normal schools and nobody will know them unless they decide they want to be known about.
Normal schools, which began in the 1830s, were in their early years much closer to being high schools than the equivalent of colleges.