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Respectability as a Prerequisite of Moral Character: The Social and Occupational Mobility of Pupil Teachers in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries.
Coppock, David A. – History of Education: The Journal of the History of Education Society, 1997
Shows that despite moves during the 1840s in England to use teacher training to raise working-class members into the lower levels of white-collar society, elementary teaching was dominated by the lower middle class. Provides evidence from a sample of pupil teachers in Birmingham during the years 1850 through 1900. (DSK)
Descriptors: Educational History, Elementary Education, European History, Foreign Countries
Late Nineteenth Century Popular Educational Conservatism: The Work of Coalminers on the School Boards of the North-East.
Duffy, Brendan – History of Education: The Journal of the History of Education Society, 1998
Examines educational preferences of workers in England's North-East coal mining districts in the late 19th-century. Contrasts views of worker preferences represented in the memoirs of socialist labor organizers with the preferences recorded in votes of working-class members of local school boards. Finds a strong conservatism in many areas of…
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Boards of Education, Conservatism, Educational History