Ministers, Bishops and Teachers

  • John WalshEmail author

The emergence of state-aided but denominationally managed institutions for the training of national school teachers by 1900 testified to an equally significant but less visible accommodation between the Irish administration and the major churches in Ireland which preceded the university settlement. The commissioners for national education had established a public, non-denominational teacher training college in Marlborough St., which was linked to the model schools established by the national board as centres of teacher training from the mid nineteenth century. But non-denominational teacher education confronted insurmountable obstacles in nineteenth century Ireland, due to the opposition on very different grounds of both the Catholic bishops (who sought denominational teacher training institutions funded by the state) and the Church of Ireland authorities (who largely favoured separate denominational schooling).1The Irish administration gradually abandoned the embryonic public system...

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  1. 1.Cultures Academic Values and Education Research Centre, School of EducationTrinity College DublinDublinIreland

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