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In this presentation we are going to be
demonstrating how the experience of
education was like during the nineteenth
century. We will also be bringing up
reference to the social class differences
during the time period and describing the
effects of it .…read more

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What was education like for the
working class??
In the 19th century at least 80% of the population was
working class.
the working class people who were particularly unlucky and
seen less superior then the middle class .there received a
short and very basic education up until the age of 10 from
schools provided by the church and by charities.
However, the only education received by the majority of
people was that provided by their families - most had little
or no experience of formal schooling.
Socialisation into obedience and deference (respect for
superior was the norm). This could support the Marxist view
that requires a obedience workforce to fulfil the desires of
the capital society
Boys were given the technical skills whereas girls thee
domestic skills ­ this could be linked with Talcott Parson's
theory of instrumental and expressive…read more

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1870 Education Act (Forster Act) Introduced national system
of education through elementary schools, run by locally
London School Board established to provide elementary
schools in London.
Voluntary schools continued to run in parallel with state
Board schools. Over time, a number, especially of British and
Foreign Society Schools transferred to Board or later, local
authority, control.
1870 Formation of National Union of Elementary Teachers,
which became the NUT in 1889.
eet4_compressed.pdf…read more

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1870s Education Act
The Elementary Education Act 1870, mostly
known as Forster's Education Act, which set the
structure for schooling of all children between
ages 5 and 10 in England and Wales. It was
drafted by William Forster, which was
introduced on 17/02/1870 after campaigning by
the National Education League, although not
entirely to their desires.…read more

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Against Education of For Education of
working Class working Class
Giving education to the Upon the delivery of
working class would be elementary education
bad for their happiness. It depends our industrial
will lead them to despise prosperity. Uneducated
their lot in life, instead of labourers are, for the
making good servants in most part, unskilled
the work to which their labourers, and if we
rank in society has leave our workfolk any
destined them. It would longer unskilled, they
enable them to read will become
seditious materials, overmatched in the
vicious publications competition of the
against Christianity. world.
(Davies Giddy MP, 18070) (W. Forster: 1870)…read more

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