Added on 06/09/2012
The Church of Ireland College of Education in conjunction with the National Museum of Ireland Collins Barracks are launching an exhibition entitled ‘The Kildare Place Society and Schooling in the Nineteenth Century’ on Thursday 20th September. The exhibition, which will run until June 2013, will be opened by the Minister for Education and Skills Ruairi Quinn T.D. All exhibits are from the CICE Plunket Museum and the CICE archives.
The Kildare Place Society was founded in Dublin in 1811 by a group of philanthropic Dublin citizens with the aim of providing non–denominational education for the poor in Ireland. The Society’s pioneering work included the building of schools, teacher training, the publication of an extensive library of reading books and the establishment of an inspectorate to monitor schools. The Society received a parliamentary grant until 1831 but this ceased with the advent of the Irish National School system. The Society’s influence on teaching was significant and many of its innovations influenced the National School system.
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