This series of edited papers, first published in 1981, examines Britain’s industrial and commercial performance in the 19th and 20th centuries against the background of the development of state education. The performance of certain key 19th century manufacturing industries are analysed and the reasons for their relative decline in the face of foreign competition is assessed. This title will be of interest to students of history and education.
Table of Contents
Part One: Background; 1. Introduction: Britain 1851-1914 Gordon Roderick and Michael Stephens 2. The Economy, Management and Foreign Competition Derek H. Aldcroft 3. Progress in Artisan Literacy E. G. West 4. The Labour Force: Some Relevant Attitudes P. W. Musgrave 5. Population and the Bio-social Background W. H. G. Armytage; Part Two: Case Studies; 6. The Coal Industry Neil Buxton 7. Iron and Steel J. K. Almond 8. The Textile Industries Stanley Chapman 9. Engineering Geoffrey Sims 10. The Chemical Industry Keith Trace; Part Three: Education and Government; 11. Technical Education 1850-1914 Michael Le Guillou 12. The Universities Gordon Roderick and Michael Stephens 13. Technical Education and the University College of Nottingham Brian Tolley 14. The Role of Government Gordon Roderick and Michael Stephens 15. Conclusions Gordon Roderick and Michael Stephens; Index