Secondary Education in the Nineteenth Century

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byRichard Lawrence Archer

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1921 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV NEW TYPES OF EDUCATION ENGLISH education has developed from its two poles. It began, at the one end with the two universities and a few public schools, at the other with the monitorial schools of Bell and Lancaster. The middle was filled in last. The age of leaving the elementary school was gradually raised, "ex-VII standards" were added, evening continuation schools were attempted, till the Fisher Act of 1918 finally completed the growth that came from the bottom upwards. Concurrently there was taking place another development from the top downwards. The reform of public schools was followed by a revival of the smaller grammar schools along similar lines in the seventies. The success of this experiment led to a further demand for secondary education, and the beginning of the twentieth century saw the creation of municipal and county scti&ls. The two growths thus met in the middle. When the continuation school clauses of the Fisher Act come into full force, it will be possible to say that all English boys and girls between five and eighteen are being educated. The period from 1815 to 1918 has secured the quantity of schooling; future improvements must be in its quality. For thirty years after 1815 the universities, the public schools, and the monitorial schools were almost the only ancestors of our present educational institution which had any vitality. It is obvious, however, that two universities and less than a dozen public schools were educating only a fraction of the population which was over the very low elementary school age of that time; and we must consider how the rest were provided for, so far as they were provided for at all. The Report of the Schools Inquiry Commission in 1868 is a mine of information concerning the old grammar schoo...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1921 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV NEW TYPES OF EDUCATION ENGLISH education has developed from its two poles. It began, at the one end with the two univ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:130 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217866654

ISBN - 13:9780217866651

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