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Where Did We Go Wrong?

Industrial Performance, Education and the Economy in Victorian Britain, 1st Edition

Edited by Gordon Roderick, Michael Stephens


264 pages

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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

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Education 1800-1926

This set of 14 volumes, originally published between 1932 and 1995, amalgamates several topics on the history of education between the years 1800 and 1926, including women and education, education and the working-class, and the history of universities in the United Kingdom. This set also includes titles that focus on key figures in education, such as Samuel Wilderspin, Georg Kerschensteiner and Edward Thring. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject and will be of particular interest to students of history, education and those undertaking teaching qualifications.

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