Educating the Respectable

Author: Professor W E Marsden
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135784027
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Under its first headmaster, W.B. Adams, Fleet Road Board School was an outstanding success, described by a contemporary journal as the finest elementary school in Europe.' This study explains the school's success using contemporary sources, and newspapers and the oral evidence of ex-pupils.

Targeting Schools

Author: Alan Penn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136225420
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Militarism was inseparable from imperialism in Britain, as in other imperialist nations, and its proponents saw schools as ideal means by which to give the nation's youth an early introduction to military drill. This book traces the history of military drill for pupils in elementary schools from 1870-1914.

The English Higher Grade Schools

Author: Meriel Vlaeminke
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136225714
Format: PDF, ePub
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The English higher grade schools formed a key part of an expanding 19th-century education system, but they threatened the vested interests of a powerful Establishment bent on reaffirming the status quo. The author analyzes the 1902 Education Act as a retrogressive move by which much was lost.