Examining the Secondary Schools of Wales, 1896-2000

Edited by W. Gareth Evans, Robert Smith, and Gareth Elwyn Jones

Edited by W. Gareth Evans, Robert Smith, and Gareth Elwyn Jones

Distributed for University of Wales Press

192 pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2
Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9780708321492 Published May 2008 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
This volume, based on the research of W. Gareth Evans, explores state secondary schools in Wales from 1896–2000. By the time of his death, Evans had covered the period from 1896 to 1970 and the volume’s coeditors continue his original, comprehensive study of the history of external examinations in Welsh schools during the twentieth century. Using never before analyzed documents, this volume demonstrates how the present system of external examinations has evolved over the past century and examines the inherent difficulty of making judgments about school standards, past and present. Shedding light on the larger aspects of the politics and practices of secondary education, this book should be of interest to anyone professionally engaged in the politics and administration of education.
 
Contents
Chapter 1: Sacrifice or Opportunity? 1896-1918
Introduction
English
Welsh
French
Latin
Geography
History
Scripture
Mathematics
Science Subjects
    Physics
    Chemistry
    Botany
Conclusion
 
Chapter 2: A Means of Escape 1918-1949
Introduction
English
Welsh
French
Latin
Geography
History
Scripture
Mathematics
Science Subjects
    Physics
    Chemistry
    Botany, biology, and zoology
Conclusion
 
Chapter 3: Comtinuity in Change 1949-1970
Introduction
English
Welsh
French
Latin
Geography
History
Scripture
Mathematics
Science subjects
   Physics
   Chemistry
   Botany
   Biology
 
Chapter 4: Comprehensive Examinations? 1970-1988
Introduction
English
Welsh
Modern Languages
   French
   German
Latin
Geography
Geology
History
Scripture
Mathematics
Science subjects
   Physics
   Chemistry
   Biology
Art and design
Woodwork and metalwork
Home economics
Conclusion
 
Chapter 5: Examining the New Wales 1988-2000
Introduction
English
Welsh
Modern languages
Geography
History
Religious studies
Mathematics
Science subjects
   Physics
   Chemistry
   Biology
Integrated design
Home economics
Conclusion
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