Tales and Travels of a School Inspector

John Wilson

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.
Date Published :
May 2007
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ISBN : 9781841585260
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 7.8 X 5.1 inches
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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.

About The Author

John Wilson was a firefighter from 1981–2011. He has worked closely with Clean Slate Television on the forthcoming BBC NI documentary, Firefighters: On the Front Line. He lives in Moira with his wife. This is his first book.

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