Victor Harlow: “Change and continuity in Northumberland’s post-1870 Education: the role of low-fee entrepreneurial schools between 1869-1879”

In Former students by jvnf65


My research focuses on the development and implementation of education policy in Northumberland between 1869-1879. At this time state schools were established through school boards and the nature of provision, funding and regulation of education in England drastically altered.

Alongside religious, philanthropic, industrial, and newly emerging Board schools I will be looking at Private Adventure Schools and the possible role they played in providing education to children from working-class and low-income families. I will also be analysing urban and rural educational differences in Northumberland as well as the changing attitudes of the press towards education in this period.