ERIC Number: ED245991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Preparation for Life: The Countess of Warwick and British Education.
Kettle, James A.
Throughout her lifetime Frances Evelyn Maynard Greville, the Countess of Warwick, contributed considerable energy and financial support to improving the education of poor and rural children, women, and laborers. Among her accomplishments were the establishment of a school for handicapped girls and a secondary agricultural and technical school for the children of farm workers. She drew attention to the need for education of women both through her role as chairperson of the educational subsection of the Women's Work Section of the Victoria Era Exhibition and through her support of Studley College for women. The countess also organized public support for a government bill to raise the age of British compulsory schooling. Following World War I, the Countess devoted her resources to organizing a summer school for elementary teachers and establishing a college for laborers. (LP)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: English History; Great Britain; Warwick (Frances Greville Countess of)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association (62nd, Fort Worth, TX, March 24, 1984).