ERIC Number: ED375277
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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The Missing Stratum. Technical School Education in England 1900-1990s.
England has failed to create a stratum of technical school education in the 20th century. It is increasingly being recognized that educational defects have contributed to England's relative decline and laggard economic performance compared with European competitors. Although junior technical schools were founded in the early 1900s and secondary technical schools were established after 1945, they have been abandoned in the 1950s and 1960s. This has been in contrast to many of England's industrial competitors in Europe and elsewhere. The lack of this stratum has left England with shortages of skilled labor even in times of high unemployment. It has also left England with a culture that emphasizes high quality making and doing rather less than some rivals. The lack of this stratum helps explain the present unsatisfactory attempts to reintroduce "technology" as an ill-defined subject into an educational system that had rejected it. This lies near the heart of England's malaise about its industrial economy, education, and cultural values. (The book contains 51 tables, 31 pages of endnotes, a selected bibliography listing 283 sources, and an index.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Educational Development, Educational History, Foreign Countries, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Skilled Workers, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
Athlone Press, 165 First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716.
Publication Type: Books; Historical Materials
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)