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Published by Ragged School Museum Trust in London .
Written in English


  • Shaftesbury Society and Ragged School Union,
  • Armenschule,
  • Education,
  • Ragged schools,
  • Poor children,
  • History,
  • Education and training

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 42) and index.

StatementClaire Seymour
SeriesA Ragged School Museum book
ContributionsRagged School Museum Trust
The Physical Object
Pagination45 p. :
Number of Pages45
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24873451M
ISBN 100952063026
ISBN 109780952063025

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  Ragged Schools provided free education for children too poor to receive it elsewhere. Imogen Lee explains the origins and aims of the movement that established such schools, focusing on the London’s Field Lane Ragged School, which Charles Dickens visited. A dirtier or more wretched place he had never seen. The street was very narrow and muddy. By , some Sunday Ragged Schools, Day Schools and Evening Schools provided a free education for ab pupils. The chairman for the first 39 years of the Ragged Schools Union was the seventh Earl of Shaftesbury, and in this time an estimated , . Ragged schools, ragged children. [Claire Seymour; Ragged School Museum Trust.] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for # Ragged School Museum book\/span> \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0 schema:name\/a> \" Ragged schools. Ragged school, any of the 19th-century English and Scottish institutions maintained through charity and fostering various educational and other services for poor children, such as elementary schooling, industrial training, religious instruction, clothing clubs, and messenger and bootblack schools were allied in with the founding of the Ragged School Union in London.

  Shaftesbury Society and Ragged School Union, Ragged schools, Poor children, Education and training, History, Armenschule, Poor persons Education History, Great Britain Publisher London: Ragged School Museum TrustPages:   Ragged schools were charitable organizations that offered free education for the destitute children of 19th Century England’s struggling working class. Often run by working class people in their own neighborhoods, the schools offered instruction during the evening, after the children had been working or begging during the day. Ragged schools, ragged children by Claire Seymour; 2 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Shaftesbury Society and Ragged School Union, Armenschule, Education. The ragged schools movement grew out of recognition that charity, denominational and Sunday schools were not providing for significant numbers of children in inner-city areas. Working in the poorest districts, teachers (who were often local working people) initially utilized such buildings as could be afforded – stables, lofts, railway arches.

Ragged schools were free schools for poor children’s education in nineteenth-century Britain. The London Ragged Schools Union was established in April They gave free education, food, clothes and other services. The classes were sometimes held in stables, lofts and railway teachers were volunteers but there were some who were paid.. About , children went to London. Within the chapter on Ragged Schools by Nicholls and Howat there is a good summary of a what a Ragged School was; ‘An Edinburgh man, when asked to describe a Ragged School, said they were Sunday schools set up in the poorest parts where every house was ‘worn-out and crazy’ and nearly every tenant a beggar, or worse. Dicken’s encounter with ragged schooling made a lasting impact upon him and is said to have been a significant element in his writing of A Christmas Carol. Here we reproduce a letter describing a visit to Field Lane Ragged School (Field Lane was established in as a Ragged School and Sabbath School by a Christian missionary).   Facts about Ragged Schools inform us with the charitable organization in was established in 19th century for the poor children who wanted to enjoy a great deal of education. The schools could be found in the industrial towns at the working class districts.