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Cowan, Steven; McCulloch, Gary; Woodin, Tom – History of Education, 2012
This paper examines the connections between the school building programme in England and the raising of the school leaving age (ROSLA) from 14 to 15 in 1947 and then to 16 in 1972. These two major developments were intended to help to ensure the realisation of "secondary education for all" in the postwar period. The combination led in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Compulsory Education, Age, Secondary Education