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Origins of the 1960s’ settlement

This chapter is concerned with the genesis of the new educational settlement of the 1960s. We are interested, primarily, in the development of a framework of assumptions about ‘education’ which became the predominant element in public debate and which informed public policy. We omit, therefore, any detailed consideration of the administrative developments of the period: the Conservative administration of tripartitism, or the slow, local accretion of comprehensive school experiments.1