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A changing school experience 1914-1960 Online Workshop

For family and Social Historians

Discover the schooling of your parents and grandparents in this two hour online workshop with local history tutor Joan Dils.

English education was transformed between 1914 and 1960. Schools and schooling changed profoundly in the first decades of the 20th century. Almost all children attended school for longer periods, especially if classes for teenagers were provided. The curriculum expanded well beyond the 3 Rs, especially into more practical subjects. Child health improved as medical services and school meals appeared. War provided challenges for many schools. Finally, the great reform of 1944 made secondary education available for all based on age, aptitude and ability. By 1960, comprehensive school were in the offing.


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About Berkshire Family History Society

This workshop is organised by Berkshire Family History Society, a registered charity number 283010.