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Conclusion

Little has been said in this book of the welfare services that have helped to provide children with milk, cheap or free meals, dental treatment, medical examination and attention, psychological treatment and special education for a variety of handicaps. These are all vitally important in the development of education during the period under consideration, and in the gradual establishment of the principle of'equality of opportunity'. Nor has justice been done to the gradual emancipation of girls and women in the various levels of education, or to the many thinkers and teachers who have helped to change both educational theory and practice-some from their more remote 'ivory towers', others in the more vigorous activity of the classrooms. For these, and other very important themes, the student must refer to the many books mentioned in the bibliographies.