Secondary Education for All
Origins and Development in England
By H C Dent
Routledge – 2012 – 236 pages
The Education Act of 1944 launched an unprecedented experiment in the history of education in the UK. This book is a brief survey of the routes by which compulsory free secondary education was arrived at, as well as an examination of the position in 1949 and suggestions for the future.
Preface. Part 1: Evolution 1. Nineteenth-Century Gropings 2. Free Places 3. ‘A Second Stage’ 4. Secondary Status Part 2 Some Outstanding Problems 1. A New Concept 2 .Purpose and Objectives 3. Age of Entry 4. Organisation 5. Courses and Curricula 6. Co-Education and Boarding Part 3 Suggestions for Advance 1. Foundations 2. A Pause for Diagnosis 3. School and Life. Bibliography. Index.