Examining the Secondary Schools of Wales, 1896-2000

Author(s): W. Gareth Evans Robert Smith Gareth Elwyn Jones

Language: English

Genre(s): Welsh Interest

  • May 2008 · 192pages · 216x138mm

  • ·Hardback - 9780708321492

About The Book

This volume is based on the research of DR W. Gareth Evans into state secondary schools in Wales from 1896-2000. At the time of his death in 2000, he had covered the period of 1896 to 1970. This is an original, comprehensive study of the history of external examinations in the schools of Wales during the twentieth century, based on documents that have never previously been analysed. The aim of the book is to demonstrate how the present system of external examinations has developed in Wales over the last century and illustrates the inherent difficulty of making judgments about standards in schools, past and present.


'This authoritative, pioneering and interesting volume is undoubtedly a worthy tribute and memorial to the late Dr W. Gareth Evans.' J. Graham Jones, Planet

About the Author(s)

W. Gareth Evans

Dr W. Gareth Evans (1939–2000) was, at the time of his death, reader in the Department of Education at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

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Robert Smith

Robert Smith is head of research and evaluation for the National Foundation for Educational Research in Wales.

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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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