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Schools and Education In Britain 1750-1900
Transcript of Schools and Education In Britain 1750-1900
Most children in England did not read or write or go to school.
Only the sons of wealthy men and the clergy
were taught in schools, girls were taught at home.
Therefore the literacy rates were low.
Most middle class and upper class boys (not many girls) went to School.
Elementary school in england provided education for children which were poor if they wanted to attend. Many did not.
School had become compulsory for all 5 - 12 year olds, boys and girls.
Many people were able to read and write.
The children were taught; History, Geography, basic science, arithmetic and how to read.
Education was better in 1900 and less reserved for the rich.
As education improved so did job opportunities which helped the country develop. Increasing life expectantcy rates, quality of life and standard of living.
Universities in 1750
In England there were 2 universities,
in Scotland; 4 universities
in Ireland; 1 univeristy
In 1750 only men were allowed to go to university.
The Parishes of scotland provided school for all children.
Universities in 1900
Throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland there were 17 universities. In ; England - 10, Scotland -5, Ireland-1 and Wales -1