Education and Economic Decline in Britain, 1870 to the 1990s

Education and Economic Decline in Britain, 1870 to the 1990s

by Michael Sanderson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521581702

ISBN-13: 9780521581707

Pub. Date: 04/22/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

For many years, British scientific and technical education has been regarded as inadequate and poor in comparison to competing countries. The deficiencies of the British education system and its failure to support and promote vocational education and training to create "human capital" in the labor force have been seen as a large factor in Britain's economic decline

Overview

For many years, British scientific and technical education has been regarded as inadequate and poor in comparison to competing countries. The deficiencies of the British education system and its failure to support and promote vocational education and training to create "human capital" in the labor force have been seen as a large factor in Britain's economic decline since the 1870s. Michael Sanderson examines education's supposed part--or not--in this decline and focuses on those issues where education has been seen to fail the needs of the economy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521581707
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/22/1999
Series:
New Studies in Economic and Social History Series, #37
Pages:
140
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Literacy and schooling; 2. Was technical education to blame?; 3. The counterarguments; 4. The education of the elite, 1870–1914; 5. 1914–44: missed opportunities; 6. Postwar decline: the betrayed teenager?; 7. Higher education and the public schools: privilege and relevance?; Conclusion.

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