The Education of the Poor: The History of the National School 1824-1974

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Routledge, Feb 1, 2013 - Education - 224 pages

Originally published 1974. Thousands of elementary schools for the children of the poor were founded during the nineteenth century, yet there is scarcely a published history of a single one of them. This volume is precisely such a history and the authors trace its story against the background of local and national change in education and society.

On the basis of a unique collection of records the authors have pieced together a picture of the social composition of the school, its curriculum and teaching methods, and its administration and finance. They relate the history of the school to that of London and the church, to that of educational authorities and educational policy.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Social Change And The Education of The Poor to 1820
3
Chapter 2 The Kennington National Schools
18
Chapter 3 Schooling 182440
35
Chapter 4 Achievement and crisis 184060
74
Chapter 5 The Schools And The Community to 1860
87
Chapter 6 The Schools Under The Revised Code 186370
100
Chapter 7 Earnest Reverent And Efficient 18701900
113
The Twentieth Century
134
Further Reading
180
Bibliography
186
Index
191
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