The Changing Sixth Form in the Twentieth Century

Author: A D Edwards
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135031290
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Originally published 1970.This book traces the history of the sixth form in Britain from the first decade of this century and follows the continuing debate over its function to the present day. It analyzes what kind of organisation is required to meet the demands of rising numbers and questions whether the needs of older adolescents can be better met in the "new" sixth form of the comprehensive school or in a separate type of sixth-form college. The book also discusses the balance between general and specialized courses.

Athleticism in the Victorian and Edwardian Public School

Author: J. A. Mangan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136347992
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Games obsessed the Victorian and Edwardian public schools. The obsession has become widely known as athleticism. When it appeared in 1981, this book was the first major study of the games ethos which dominated the lives of many Victorian and Edwardian public schoolboys. Written with Professor Mangan's customary panache, it has become a classic, the seminal work on the social and cultural history of modern sport.

How They Fared

Author: Guy Neave
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429830122
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Originally published in 1975 How They Fared looks at some of the effects of ‘going comprehensive’. The book's investigation provides information about the inflow of students from comprehensive schools. In what way do these students differ from their fellows from selective establishments? What does this tell us about the relationship between school and university? Do comprehensive school students differ in in their reasons for entering higher education from the more ‘traditional’ pattern of university students? The book seeks to answer these questions by examining the effects of the changing pattern of secondary education upon the university.

Lipstick Traces

Author: Greil Marcus
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674736850
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This is a secret history of modern times, told by way of what conventional history tries to exclude. Lipstick Traces tells a story as disruptive and compelling as the century itself.