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The Historical Development of State Normal Schools for White Teachers in Maryland


by Mary Clough Cain 1941

This study, though mainly concerned with the Maryland State Normal School established in 1866, reviews the history of the professional preparation of teachers in the colonial and early national periods. Because of the widely scattered, self-contained plantations and the absence of any legal requirements for a school system, the lack of professional or scholastic background was appalling. Two-thirds of the teachers employed were indentured servants and convicts (convicted felons transported to the colonies).


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 43 Number 3, 1941, p. 224-225
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 9097, Date Accessed: 12/15/2017 1:03:45 PM

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