Story: Primary and secondary education

Teachers and pupil-teachers

Teachers and pupil-teachers

In the 19th century pupil-teachers – older students who taught younger children while themselves still studying – were employed on low wages to supplement the teaching workforce. In this 1896 photograph of the staff of College Street School, Palmerston North, pupil-teachers are on either end of each row.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Primary and secondary education - Teachers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 20 Jun 2012