1944 Butlers Act 1ED

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  • 1944 Butlers Act
    • AIM - to give every pupil an equal chance to develop their talents.
    • The TRIPARTITE System
      • Technical Schools - For children with an aptitude for technical subjects
      • Secondary Modern - Children seen as less academic and more practical
      • The system of education is known as SELECTION system.
      • Middle class parents were more aware of the test and its importance and prepared their children for it
        • Parents, Pupils and employers saw secondary modern schools as second rate and low status
          • Reproduced gender inequality - females needed a higher pass rate
      • Others argue that the 11+ system gave very bright children from poorer backgrounds a chance.


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