By W B Stephens

This concise examine covers the advance of schooling all through nice Britain from the commercial Revolution to the nice battle: a interval within which urbanization, industrialization and inhabitants progress posed large social and political difficulties, and schooling turned one of many fiercest components of clash in society.

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The daughters of unskilled agricultural labourers, however, often tended to have better rates than their brothers. Consequently in many places the 38 Education in Britain, 1750-1914 overall level of female literacy related to the male occu pational structure without necessarily corresponding to the male literacy level. 33 A small or closing gap between proportions of boys and girls at school so metimes indicated progress in female education, sometimes not. In Scotland in 1833-4, girls ' attendance in the highlands and north-east was only 50 per cent of bo ys' (when the national proportion was 70 per cent).

In the early nineteenth century the Benthamites and others pressed for a modern non-classical education for the middle classes and reform of the grammar schools to increase opportunities for it - but with limited success . The better-off middle- Secondary and Higher Education to the 1860s 45 class parents began increasingly to favour the social cachet of a classical curriculum. Free of restrictive statutes private schools proved more flexible than the grammar schools . They were more open to innovation, offered greater curricular breadth and were thus more successful in meeting the aspirations of the bulk of middle-class parents.

Of these, schools founded by Nathaniel Woodard and other schools known as 'county' schools were boarding establishments, usually Anglican in outlook, which provided a curriculum graded according to the social level of the parents, but mainly aimed at farmers' sons . A few of these (including, for example, Framlingham and West Buckland) eventually became Public schools. Others, catering mainly for the lower middle classes and, like many other private schools , offering a basically commercial education, included those established by groups ofAnglicans and by the Established Church in association with its teacher training colleges, and in a few place s secondary schools set up by mechanics' institutes.

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