Tales and Travels of a School Inspector

By John Wilson

Format: Multiple Formats

First published in 1928, this book is the personal account of John Wilson's experiences as a School Inspector, encompassing 50 years knowledge of social and educational conditions in the Highlands and Islands.

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Birlinn Limited

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John Wilson was an Inspector of Schools during the latter half of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth. His career in education spanned 50 years, during which time he inspected many schools in the Highlands and Islands, including Jura, Islay, Orkney, Argyll, Heisker and Iona. First published in 1928, the personal account of his experiences is both compassionate and humorous, providing a valuable insight into the social and educational conditions in the Gaelic Highlands and Islands following the 1872 Education Act.

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Format Multiple Formats
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 2 May 2007
SKU 9781841585260-grouped
Number of Pages 224

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