Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

History of Desk in School

By Harry Yadav Subscribe to RSS | December 14th 2011 | Views:
loading
 
  


I was on a visit to one of the renowned schools of the city where I live with my family to get the admission form for my son, as we were planning to admit him in school. While coming back from the office room of the school, I passed by the classroom of seventh standard Section-A. I thought to have a look of the classroom so that I can figure out the discipline of the school as classrooms reflect the discipline of the students and the school. The more the classrooms are organized, the more students are disciplined and so is the school.

Since the school was a reputed one, so I expected at least the benches to be in their right places. I peeped into the classroom and there my expectation gone down. The desk and benches were not at all kept in order and even the duster was kept on the extreme last bench of the classroom. I took my decision then and there that I am not going to admit my child in such a school where children are not taught of how to keep the benches in proper order.School desks were invented after 1880. Before that time, children hardly went to school because there were no laws that were mandatory such as children must have to attend school.

Many of the children worked in factories or for their parents. The lucky ones of them who got education were given tuition at home where they studied at adult-sized desks and benches. If any of them ever did go to any actual school, they either studied on the long tables of the lecture halls, or, in poorer areas, they used to sit on benches where they studied without any desk and kept the notebooks on their laps to write.In Sidney, John D. Loughlin, made the first school desk in 1880. The desk was then called as "The Fashion Desk" was proved to be extremely popular across the country. The "Fashion Desks" were desks that were attached to one another and were big enough for two or three children to sit.

These days, school desks come in a different variety of sizes and styles. Some are specially made for small kids, while others are made to accommodate adults as well. Most of today’s classroom furniture adds modern material like high tech laminate. Open front storage of the furnitures has become popular now, and most of them are self contained lightweight units. In the present days, the wooden bench seats have been replaced by comfortable molded plastic seats. The wire book racks under the seats normally are the part of the unit. The table tops range in different sizes, right from full size to tablet size.

With all the improved materials in the classroom, it does not look complete without desks and benches in it. No matter how beautifully the classroom has been decorated, but it looks dirty if the desks and benches are not maintained properly or if students have written over those or scratched with pen.

Harry Yadav - About Author:
This article has been written and posted by the team of OnlineSchoolAdmissions - a portal that provides free of cost consultancy to parents and schools for fast and easy online school admission process. Parents can locate pon vidyashram or bhavan vidyalaya chandigarh of their choice selected from the directory of schools listed on the site and applies to them. They can also search for assembly of god church school as per their choice and fill up the school application forms online.

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:
http://www.articleside.com/k-12-education-articles/history-of-desk-in-school.htm

Related K-12 Education Articles Subscribe to RSS

Mother’s Pride a leading play school in Delhi organizes a Baby Show on 18th December
Published by Pooja Sharma on December 9th 2011 | Education
India’s most loved pre-school is back with its most talked about baby show, that invites babies fr...
 
Advantages of a Montessori Pre-school Program
Published by Phineasrodney on January 13th 2012 | Education
It is difficult for parents to decide what type of pre-school in Port Jefferson, NY is best for thei...
 
Homeschool high school Transcripts - the Freedom in Developing a Perfect Transcript
Published by Todd Fernando on February 29th 2012 | Education
Home school parents have plenty of flexibility when it comes to creating a transcript. However, ther...
 
Choosing a Pre-school Program for Your Child
Published by Phineasrodney on January 13th 2012 | Education
When you are ready to enroll your child in a childhood education program in Port Jefferson, NY you m...
 
Making Geography fun for school children
Published by Osa on January 19th 2012 | Education
Cyclones in Orissa, a flood in Cherrapunji, a volcanic eruption in Japan, are all events that give y...
 
How to choose right International school?
Published by Nvid Lada on December 6th 2011 | Education
So you are looking into education abroad? Education at an international school can be a very rewardi...
 
Home school High School and Making plans for College
Published by Leo Steven on March 5th 2012 | Education
Many people don't know that colleges are recruiting homeschoolers. We often think that because we ar...
 
What if Home school High School Just isn't Working?
Published by Todd Fernando on February 21st 2012 | Education
One of many great things about homeschooling is the freedom to make changes when things aren't worki...
 
Get admitted in the driving school to be a perfect driver
Published by Gooddrivers on March 5th 2012 | Education
As life is short and valuable so it is vital to not to risk it for anything under any situation. In ...
 
Home school High School - What are the Differences Between Test Grades and Transcript Grades?
Published by Reginald Juan on March 8th 2012 | Education
Some people feel that a grade is a grade, but there is a difference between the grade on your tests ...
 
Information of helicopter flight school and training programs
Published by Louis Philips on January 13th 2012 | Education
If you have a desire to fly, and would like to realize the skills for flying helicopters or planes, ...
 
Know how to select the best residential school for your kid
Published by Jones Martin on February 21st 2012 | Education
The best residential school offers highly qualified and competent teaching body which is committed i...
 
A perfect way of learning French in French school in Nice
Published by Esl-schools on June 19th 2012 | Education
French is known as one of the most popular languages and is widely spoken by several people all acro...
 
Role of school and education in a child's Life
Published by Manjeet Singh on July 27th 2012 | Education
the importance of education by seeing the difference between an educated and an uneducated person. S...
 
Is Your Child Ready for Pre-school?
Published by Phineasrodney on January 13th 2012 | Education
It's easy enough to ask if your child is ready for pre-school, but the real question is whether you ...
 
Should we allow Bikes or Cars to High school students?
Published by Osa on December 1st 2011 | K-12 Education
Jennifer, my friend’s daughter was only fifteen when she got her first car on her birthday. I coul...
 
Join driving school for better safety on road
Published by Glyn Jones on January 10th 2012 | Education
Driving schools are the best place to learn professional driving. You can learn each and everything ...
 
Specialize in French by enrolling in a French school in Nice
Published by Esl-schools on June 19th 2012 | Education
Learning a native language is definitely far easier in comparison to learning any other language....
 
DO NOT Teach Your Home school Students!
Published by Frederick D on February 23rd 2012 | Education
As home schooling parents, our goal is NOT to teach. Our goal is for the children to LEARN. I could ...
 
Ensure a bright future for your kid with the best boarding school
Published by Johnsmith on December 27th 2011 | Education
With so many residential schools coming up, the parent most likely tends to get confused about the w...