Map Tour: The Quest for Universal Schooling
Maptour Page 6
"A New Model for Advanced Pupils"
- Click on the "Related Materials" drop-down
menu and select Illustrations - "Hamilton Central School, 1852."
- Scroll down and examine the floor plan of the school.
- The plan calls for separate entrances and separate floors for boys
and girls, with the girls upstairs.
- The girls section has a classroom with 180 places. The largest boys' room holds 28
- There is a needlework room for girls, but nothing equivalent (such as a workshop) for boys.
- Boys have been perceived as less controllable than girls.
- Gender segregation for schooling is consistent with mid-Victorian
- Building layout – a sort of miniature map of a confined world
– can tell us a great deal about social conditions.