ERIC Number: ED542637
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1916
Reference Count: N/A
Agricultural and Rural Extension Schools in Ireland. Bulletin, 1916, No. 41
Monahan, A. C.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
Public education in Ireland is under the control of three different boards--the Commissioners of National Education, established in 1845 and which has charge of the elementary public school system; the Intermediate Board of Commissioners, established in 1878 and which controls a large number of secondary schools; and the Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction, established in 1900 to control a group of special technical or agricultural schools, either by itself or in cooperation with local authorities. This bulletin provides a general background on the first two boards, and details the organization and function of the third. The document further explores: (1) Agricultural instruction in colleges and schools, giving a brief description of the principal types of agricultural schools, both for males and females; (2) Itinerant instruction in agriculture through county instructors or agricultural agents, supported in part by department funds; (3) Rural extension schools in agriculture, poultry, and butter making, also funded in part by the department; (4) Rural extension schools in household arts and home industries to help women provide for the home itself what the home needs and aid in increasing family income, and farm carpentry; and (5) The history of the establishment of the department of agriculture and technical instruction. An appendix contains a description of the Estates Commission and Congested District Board. (Contains 8 plates and 4 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Access to Education, Agricultural Education, Rural Education, Extension Education, Rural Extension, Foreign Countries, Public Education, Family Income, Colleges, Males, Females, Home Economics, Teacher Education, Itinerant Teachers
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Ireland