Introduction of Compulsory Education

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Introduction of Compulsory Education:

  • Introduced in 1880 - up to the age of 10
  • Upper and middle class always has the option of private schools
  • Foster's 1870 Education Act - allows school boards to be set up in districts
  • Between 1870 - 1880 - 4000 schooles were started and taken over by boards
  • In 1902 school boards replaces with 300 local education


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