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Title: The raising of the school-leaving age 1870-1947
Author: Barber, Clifford
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 1976
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The study is an attempt to assess the intricacies of the leaving-age question during the period from 1870 to 1947. The approach is mainly chronological. Chapter 1 is concerned with the background and consequences of the 1870 Act and the events up to 1880. Chapter 2 examines the 1880 Act, the spread of compulsory education and the significance of the Cross Commission, the Berlin Conference and the Free Education Act. Chapter 3 analyses both the causes and consequences of the 1893, 1899 and 1900 Education Acts. Chapter 4 considers the 1902 Act, the influence of official investigations and attempted legislation in the period up to 1914. Chapter 5 evaluates the effects of the First World War and discusses the 1918 Act and the difficulties of its implementation. Chapter 6 assesses differing policies on the leaving-age question from the 1924 Labour administration until the 1936 Education Act. Chapter 1 studies the impact of the Second World War and the 1944 Act. The conclusion appraises the most important aspects of development and makes some suggestions for future research.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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