Education and enlightenment had high priority in 19th century Denmark. The School Act of 1814 stressed the importance of acquiring basic reading, writing and arithmetic skills, and knowledge of Christian teachings. From the mid-19th century, adults could attend folk high schools and technical schools. Folk high schools consisted of inspiring lectures, singing, and discussions while agricultural schools taught the latest agricultural knowledge from Denmark and abroad.

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Children in school

Adults in school


Students and teachers at Krarup School, c. 1871. The man in the doorway to the left is head teacher Beldring.


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