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Controls and Conflicts in Welsh Secondary Education 1889-1944

Author(s): Gareth Elwyn Jones

Language: English

Genre(s): Social Policy and Law Literary Criticism Welsh Interest

December 1982

- 9780585164724

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"Overpowered and outnumbered as it was from the beginning, the anglicization of Welsh education was inevitable, concludes the author . . . His account of developments between the 1889 Act, which established a distinctive system of higher grade'' intermediate schools, to the Butler Act of 1944, which sought to impose a selective tripartite pattern alien to the spirit of the Welsh nation - dedicated to the cause of y werin, the common people - is exhaustively documented and impeccably selective in its use of a wide range of sources...it remains absorbingly readable throughout and, in view of the frustrating controls and bitter conflicts with which it is concerned, admirably neutral in its judgments..." -British Book News"Overpowered and outnumbered as it was from the beginning, the anglicization of Welsh education was inevitable, concludes the author . . . His account of developments between the 1889 Act, which established a distinctive system of higher grade'' intermediate schools, to the Butler Act of 1944, which sought to impose a selective tripartite pattern alien to the spirit of the Welsh nation - dedicated to the cause of y werin, the common people - is exhaustively documented and impeccably selective in its use of a wide range of sources...it remains absorbingly readable throughout and, in view of the frustrating controls and bitter conflicts with which it is concerned, admirably neutral in its judgments..." -British Book News

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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