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The new model school of education: Thomson, Moray House and Teachers College, Columbia

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-319
Number of pages19
JournalPaedagogica Historica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014


The University of Edinburgh and Moray House teachers' college began to develop a new model of research and teaching, institutionalised in a combined university department and teachers' college, with a research laboratory and advanced research degree in the 1920s. This new institution was modelled on the innovative and influential Teachers College, within Columbia University, New York, and was driven by a strong Scottish demand for advanced practice in education. It benefited from, and was shaped by, its new head, Godfrey Thomson, and his capability and leadership produced a model of a school of education that would be radical today had it survived the 1950s.

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  • research, teaching, Teachers College, Columbia, Godfrey Thomson, Edinburgh

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