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Secondary Education in England 1870-1902 : Public Activity and Private Enterprise - Prof John Roach

Secondary Education in England 1870-1902

Public Activity and Private Enterprise

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Published: 16th July 2005
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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.

'The salient strength of Professor Roach's study is the inclusion of not only general surveys based on national records but also of a series of case studies of particular areas and individual schools from local archives. The process allows him to offer revisionist emphases on the effect of educational developments in the period which enrich our understanding of the ethos of the evolution of English secondary education in a formative age immediately prior to the state's commitment to provide it.' -G.R.Batho, University of Durham, UK

Preface and Acknowledgementsp. x
The Endowed Schoolsp. 1
The Work of the Endowed Schools Commission 1869-74p. 3
Poverty, Merit, and Social Differentiationp. 14
Political, Administrative, and Religious Issuesp. 25
Academic Policies and the Curriculump. 33
Conflict in the Provinces- Bristol, Birminghamp. 43
The Charity Commissioners after 1875p. 58
The Endowed Schools about 1890p. 69
Public Activity in Secondary Educationp. 85
'Our New Secondary Education...'p. 87
Higher-Grade Schools: Bradford, Sheffield, Manchesterp. 95
The 1890s: The Technical Instruction Committeesp. 104
The Public Schoolsp. 117
The Public School Imagep. 119
The Public Schools and Societyp. 129
The Public School Communityp. 142
Private and Private Foundation Schoolsp. 155
Private Schools: Strengths and Weaknessesp. 157
Private Schools: Policies and Practicesp. 166
Some Individual Schoolsp. 176
Semi-Public and Private Foundation Schoolsp. 188
The Education of Girlsp. 199
Endowed Schools-1p. 201
Endowed Schools-2p. 207
Proprietary and Other Schools-1p. 215
Proprietary and Other Schools-2p. 222
The Girls' Schools and Their Objectivesp. 229
The Internal Life of Girls' Schoolsp. 237
Conclusionp. 243
Bibliographyp. 253
Indexp. 273
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ISBN: 9780415035729
ISBN-10: 0415035724
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 16th July 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1