This study, first published in 1976, evaluates the important contribution of the Education Act, 1918, to the development of education in England and Wales during the twentieth century. The Act aimed to establish ‘a national system of public education available for all persons capable of profiting thereby’, and in so doing, laid the framework for the subsequent reforms in the field of education. This title will be of interest to students of history and education.

chapter Chapter one|10 pages

The prologue

chapter Chapter two|24 pages

The Education Bill, 1917

chapter Chapter three|26 pages

New lamps for old - the Education Act, 1918

chapter Chapter four|16 pages

The aftermath

chapter Chapter five|13 pages

An assessment of the Education Act, 1918