By Michael Barber
The 1944 schooling Act supplied the framework for the post-war schooling provider, which remained intact until eventually the legislative alterations of 1988 to 1993. Michael Barber evaluates and will pay tribute to the ability, international relations, imaginative and prescient for the longer term and incorporation of the political imperatives, which went into the construction of a sturdy piece of laws. He argues that those characteristics were conspicuous via their absence on the grounds that 1988.
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There seems little doubt, however, that at the time it was not considered, by Churchill at any rate, to be a promotion for Butler. Nevertheless, Butler soon realized the opportunity that the appointment provided. Given his relationship with Churchill over the previous decade, he could certainly count himself lucky. Indeed, over the preceding 32 The Making of the 1944 Education Act months, he had expected the political equivalent of exile. Butler had been born into one of the leading Conservative families in the country.
As a result, the Educational Theory Panel, a committee of experts steeped in research, was asked to examine the question. When it reported some months later, it broadly supported the idea of the break at 11. It also argued firmly that the door to transfer between different types of secondary education should remain open until 13, when pupils themselves were more likely to be able to contribute effectively to the important decisions. From the perspective of the 1990s, the existence of such a panel, especially in wartime, is a startling discovery.
89). The 'Sage' proposals were characteristic of the more radical agenda of the time: a schoolleaving age of 16, universal secondary education, a single code of regulations and an end to the Dual System. This agenda gained, as we have seen, widespread support in the country during the war years, but before any of these proposals came to fruition there had been a shift in the political leadership at the Board of Education. R. A. Butler, who had such a profound influence on the course of educational development over the next four years, had arrived.
The Making of the 1944 Education Act by Michael Barber