What future for education in England? Education in England: a brief history is my copyright. You training mentally retarded children mathematics welcome to download it and print it for your own personal use, or for use in a school or other educational establishment, provided my name as the author is attached.
But you may not publish it, upload it onto any other website, or sell it, without my permission. You are welcome to cite this piece. Education in England: a brief history www. Where a document is shown as a link, the full text is available online. Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen’s Printer for Scotland. 1900-1914 Laying the foundations The Cockerton Judgement The 1870 Elementary Education Act had created local school boards to be responsible for the provision of elementary education.
Across Europe and the USA systems of publicly financed elementary schools had been rapidly developed in the second half of 19th century, providing educated personnel for the new industries. Further developments Balfour’s Conservative government lost the general election of 1905 and was replaced by a Liberal administration. A bewildering variety of schools By the end of the 19th century the nomenclature of England’s schools was already bewildering: public, grammar, endowed, proprietary, elementary, first, second and third grade, board, voluntary, preparatory, monitorial, higher tops etc. Now, in the early years of the 20th century, yet more categories of school were added. 1914-1918 World War I It is almost impossible to exaggerate the effects of the first world war. Eight million soldiers died and more than twenty million were seriously injured.