Schools, Politics, and Society: Elementary Education in Wales, 1870-1902

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University of Wales Press, 1999 - Education - 301 pages
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The Education Act of 1870, which provided that every child in England and Wales should have the opportunity to receive elementary education, had far-reaching implications both inside and outside the classroom, Schools, Politics and Society: Elementary Education in Wales, 1870-1902, is a revealing study of education in late-Victorian Wales. It also analyses the emergence of local democracy at the end of the nineteenth century and assesses the role of political and religious leadership at a crucial time in Wales's history.

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Contents

THE DEBATE
20
THE BATTLE FOR THE BOARDS
47
HIGH PRINCIPLES AT THE PARISH PUMP
93
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Robert Smith is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, University of Wales.

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