|AdminHistory||In 1812 a Dane, Joseph Penn Solling, was educated at Borough Road College, apparently 'liberated from a prison ship' in order to be educated as a schoolmaster, to carry the Lancasterian system of education into Denmark. (Report of Finance Committee 1811, p6.) The monitorial system was very popular in Denmark. Its principal advocate was the Chevalier d'Abrahamson who had been aide de campe to the Duke of Wellington and had seen the system in operation on a visit to BRC. He persuaded the authorities to establish the first Model school in Copenhagen in 1819, and corresponded with the BFSS for many years, to 1830. References to Denmark end in the Annual Reports in 1833 and no letters or reports seem to have been preserved after that date. The method continued to be used in Danish schools until the mid 19th C, when, as in England, the state took control and the monitor was replaced by the teacher.|
McGarry thesis 1966, abridged PJC Nov 2011.