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Secondary Education in England 1870-1902

Public Activity and Private Enterprise

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Secondary Education in England 1870-1902 by John Roach
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In this comprehensive and extensively researched history, John Roach argues for a reassessment of the relative importance of State regulation and private provision. Although the public schools enjoyed their greatest prestige during this period, in terms of educational reform and progress their importance has been exaggerated. The role of the public school, he suggests, was social rather than academic, and as such their power and influence is to be interpreted principally in relation to the growth of new social elites, the concept of public service and the needs of the empire for a bureaucratic ruling class. Only in the modern progressive movement, launched by Cecil Reddie, and the private provision for young women, was lasting progress made. Even before the 1902 Education Act however the State had spent much time and effort regulating and reforming the old educational endowments, and it is in these initiatives that the foundations for the public provision of secondary educational reform are to be found.
Release date NZ
July 4th, 1991
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
296
Dimensions
156x234x19
ISBN-13
9780415035729
Product ID
1860017

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