Early days[ edit ] Several different schools claim to have pioneered truly free education for impoverished children. For many of the destitute children of London, going to school each day was not an option. From the 18th century onwards, schools for poor children were few and far between.
Wealthy families hired tutors for their children, and for the working-class poor, school was not an option. In the late 18th century a tailor named Thomas Cranfield offered free education for poor children in London.
By the time of his death inhe had established 19 free schools. In John Pounds, known as the crippled cobbler, began teaching children for free. His reputation as a teacher grew, and he soon had over 40 students.
Over the next eight years over free schools for poor children were established in Britain. However there is evidence that women also taught school.
Working in the poorest districts, teachers were usually local working people, and had no claim to higher education themselves. The curriculum had an emphasis on reading, writing and arithmetic, but sometimes expanded to more pragmatic offerings, like industrial and commercial skills.
Assuming a lady teacher was a working middle-class woman; her dress would have been in keeping with the current fashions of the day.
Probably they wore a corded petticoat, which was not so full, but still kept the skirt away from the body, as modesty made it important that the form under a dress be suitably concealed. She would wear sturdy flat shoes or boots, and her long hair would be gathered up into a bun.
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After 10 hours in school the teachers may spend the remaining time reading the Bible or any other good book.
Women teachers who marry or engage in unseemly conduct will be dismissed. Every teacher should lay aside for each pay day a goodly sum of his earnings for his benefit during his declining years so that he will not become a burden on society.
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