from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A school that trains teachers, chiefly for the elementary grades.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a school whose methods of instruction are to serve as a model for imitation; an institution for the training of teachers.
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- n. a two-year school for training elementary teachers
Divinat, afterwards director of the normal school of the department of the Seine, wrote: "To teach God, it is necessary to believe in God.
Heinrich Kellner who had been a pupil of Pestalozzi at Yverdon and had introduced Pestalozzi s methods at the normal school he conducted, the first of its kind in the Catholic district of
Salzmann was also the founder of the first Catholic normal school in the United States and of the Pio Nono
Still more, Mr. Mann maintains the superiority of the female teacher over the male in instructing young children, and claims that the board had acted wisely "in appropriating their first normal school exclusively to the qualification of female teachers," a proof of his belief "in the relative efficiency of the female sex in the ministry of civilization."
—Did you talk to the counselors there about returning to normal school activities, including basketball?
The increasing demand for professionally trained teachers, and the inability of the State Normal School at Trenton to meet it, had made another normal school necessary.
Bozeman, a school of mines at Butte, a normal school at Dillon, a soldiers 'home at Columbia Falls, a deaf, dumb, and blind asylum at
More than eighty houses rose beneath her hand, and when, in 1861, a state normal school was opened at Rumilly,
The legislature of 1863 located the Insane Asylum at Osawatomie, accepted the congressional grant of lands for an agricultural college at Manhattan, and provided for the state university at Lawrence and the state normal school at