The Costs of Education
By John Vaizey
Routledge – 2012 – 260 pages
This is the first book which authoritatively reviews the UK expenditure on education from 1920 – 1955, both by local authorities and private schools. The book takes the main elements of education in turn and discusses them in detail. There are original studies of local authority finance, of teachers’ pay and of the economics of private education. It examines educational spending by social class and compares the growth of educational services in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Foreword. Preface. 1 Introduction and Summary. 2 The Educational Background. 3 The Finance of Education. 4 Expenditure on Education in General. 5 England and Wales. 6 Scotland and Northern Ireland. 7 Private Education. 8 Universities. 9 Teachers’ Superannuation. Appendices: A Expenditure at Current and Constant Prices. B Teachers’ Salaries. C Price Indices D Population E Elementary Education F The Relative Costs of Old and New Schools G Method of Adaptation of Accounts and Sources and Methods. Bibliography. Index.