1st Edition

The Changing Sixth Form in the Twentieth Century

By A D Edwards Copyright 1970
    by Routledge

    130 Pages
    by Routledge

    Originally published 1970.This book traces the history of the sixth form in Britain from the first decade of this century and follows the continuing debate over its function to the present day. It analyzes what kind of organisation is required to meet the demands of rising numbers and questions whether the needs of older adolescents can be better met in the "new" sixth form of the comprehensive school or in a separate type of sixth-form college. The book also discusses the balance between general and specialized courses.

    Chapter 1 A Thin Topsoil of Advanced Work, 1900-1920; Chapter 2 Slow Growth, 1920-1944; Chapter 3 The Sixth-Form Curriculum, 1917-1944; Chapter 4 The Explosion in Sixth-Form Numbers; Chapter 5 The Sixth-Form Curriculum, 1944-68; Chapter 6 Growth and Change;


    A. D. Edwards