A History of Education in Wales

Author(s): Gareth Elwyn Jones Gordon Wynne Roderick

Language: English

Genre(s): Social Policy and Law Welsh Interest

  • May 2003 · 176pages · 216x138mm

  • ·Paperback - 9780708318072

About The Book

Describing its main features from the Middle Ages to the end of the 20th century, this is a concise general history of education in Wales which shows how the system of education in Wales has evolved.


'... highly accessible account of the development of education in Wales and the role it has played in relation to the wider Welsh economy and society.' (Planet 162)

'... No other book offers such a comprehensive overview of Welsh education from earliest times to the present day ... ' (Ace Bulletin) 'This book is a very worthy and impressive achievement. It will be many years before Welsh education again receives such full and lucid treatment. It deserves a readership far beyond Wales because it raises and addresses issues which are of global concern at the present time.' Journal of Educational Administration and History

'... a masterly survey of educational developments since the end of Roman Wales... a skilful analytical narrative packed with fascinating detail which challenges the reader with thought-provoking discussions over a wide range of issues... This will be the standard history of Welsh education for a long time to come and can be highly recommended as an overview of the field... this distinguished volume is a work of original synthesis which makes a major contribution both to Welsh historiography and to Welsh educational scholarship. It is published with the high standards which we have come to expect from the University of Wales Press... ' (The Welsh History Review) 'This is a remarkable book. Written by two authors with very different interests and experiences, it nevertheless is a seamless whole carrying the reader through the complex and often controversial story of Welsh education.' Welsh Historian

About the Author(s)

Gareth Elwyn Jones

Professor Gareth Elwyn Jones was a lecturer and reader at Swansea University for almost two decades and chair of education at the University of Aberystwyth. He was made an MBE in 2007 for his services to education.

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Gordon Wynne Roderick

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