Glasgow Church of Scotland Training College

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Glasgow Church of Scotland Training College

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Established Church Normal Seminary

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1845-1907

History

The Glasgow Church of Scotland Training College, or Established Church Normal Seminary, as it was known in the early days, opened on a small scale in 1845 in the Dundas Vale building which it had inherited from the Glasgow Normal Seminary. Teaching continued under the direction of Mr Forbes (a former teacher in the Glasgow Normal Seminary model school) and it was several years before the college again reached the standard required by the Committee of Council on Education for recognition as a training college. Relations with the nearby Glasgow Free Church Training College were strained initially but became more friendly in later years. The college flourished in the latter years of the 19th century, notably under the rectorships of Dr David Ross 1877-1899 and Alex M. Williams 1899-1907. The increasingly secular nature of education and society by the late 19th century led the churches to withdraw from teacher training and in 1907 the Church of Scotland and United Free Church Training Colleges amalgamated under the control of the Glasgow Provincial Committee for the Training of Teachers.

Places

Glasgow, Scotland

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Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

Jordanhill College of Education, Glasgow (1907-1993)

Identifier of the related entity

C0049

Category of the relationship

temporal

Dates of the relationship

1907

Description of relationship

The Church of Scotland Training College merged with the Free Church Training College to form the Glasgow Provincial Training College (later renamed Jordanhill College of Education).

Related entity

Glasgow Normal Seminary (1837-1845)

Identifier of the related entity

C0036

Category of the relationship

temporal

Dates of the relationship

1845

Description of relationship

The Training College opened in the Dundas Vale building previously occupied by the Normal Seminary.

Related entity

Glasgow Free Church Training College (1845-1907)

Identifier of the related entity

C0035

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1907

Description of relationship

The two training colleges merged to form the Glasgow Provincial Training College.

Related entity

McLellan, Sarah M., fl. 1903-1917, student at Glasgow Church of Scotland Training College (fl 1903-1917)

Identifier of the related entity

P1202

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1903-1905

Description of relationship

Sarah McLellan was a student at the Glasgow Church of Scotland Training College.

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Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

C0034

Institution identifier

GB 249

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created by Victoria Peters, December 2009.

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