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Dixon, John – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2013
The second part of this account of struggles over literacy begins in the later seventeenth century. From the 1670s, the new dissenting academies, backed by rising business classes, made teaching in English for a wider curriculum their goal. Thus was Defoe's mastery of a new spoken style developed, while in Scotland, the eighteenth century…
Descriptors: Public Education, Literacy, Educational Change, Educational History