ERIC Number: ED054038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Classics and Charity: The English Grammar School in the 18th Century. Final Report.
Tompson, Richard S.
The aim of this study was to examine English secondary education and its emergence in modern form in the 18th century. Three hundred thirty-four grammar schools (more than 50% of those in the 18th century) in 15 counties comprised the sample. County records, educational essays, and other sources were consulted for a general survey of, among other things, changes in curriculum and charity provisions. The study concludes with a new perspective on 18th century grammar schools: 1) they frequently engaged in curriculum changes, adding English grammar, math, modern languages, and technical subjects to the Greek and Latin curriculum; 2) grammar school charity resources failed to expand sufficiently in the 18th century; and, 3) the relatively fluid state of the grammar schools was itself changed and hardened, circa 1800. This delayed further reform of the schools for at least a generation and tended to mask the positive efforts of the 18th century. Appended are primary source locations and a selected list of titles of secondary sources; full bibliographic listings are included in the author's 1967 doctoral thesis, University of Michigan, based on this study. (Author/DJB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Dept. of History.
Identifiers: England; English Grammar Schools