Educational Policies

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Educational Policies

Forster Education Act (1870) (England & Wales):

  • Children between 5 and 10 went to school.
  • 3 R's - Reading, Writing, Arthematic.
  • 10+ could work.
  • 10+ could carry on with education if they could afford it.
  • Rich = Good Education.
  • Elementary Schools (Primary) - learnt through chants and poems.

Butlers Education Act (1944) (England & Wales):

  • Introduced Tripartite System which provided free Secondary Education for everyone up to the age of 15.
  • Selected and allocated pupils to a school based on ability by using the 11+ (an IQ test taken at 11)
  • Three different schools:
  • Grammar Schools - provided an academic curriculum for pupils who passed the 11+ (mainly Middle Class)
  • Secondary Modern Schools - provided a practical curriculum for pupils who failed the 11+ (mainly Working Class)
  • Technical Schools - (only in a few areas) provides a vocational education for pupils who failed 11+ (mainy Working Class)
  • Reproduced Gender Inequality - girls were expected


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