Do You Agree with the View That Changes in Schooling in the Second Half of the Nineteen Century Significantly Improved the Role and Opportunity of British Women?

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History homework Use sources 13, 14 and 15 and your own knowledge Do you agree with the view that changes in schooling in the second half of the nineteen century significantly improved the role and opportunity of British women? Sources do agree with this statement to some extent as it some parts of the schooling improved during this time for example for the middle class with parents that wanted their daughters to have a good education. Source 13 is talking about a church school, this was a school that offered free education but taught it in a way that was religious. The problem with these schools was that there wasn’t enough place for everyone in these schools as the demand of schooling outweighed the supply also there was no official school board that told these schools what they should teach. The standard of education varied a lot depending on the schools. Up to 1870 the church schooled was the main institution providing a basic education for both working class boys and girls. These schools received grants from the government which shows that the government clearly thought that they were important enough to spend so tax payers money on. Education was not compulsory or free which meant that children from poor families lost out and partially girls lost out. In this time period the older girls in the family would stay at home and look after the younger children. When these children got older the only job that they would even think that they could get was being a domestic servant many people argued that the 3R’s were not needed for these jobs and being taught “to make and mend shirts, to make and mend dresses, and darn stocking and socks” was a lot more worthwhile. We can see that in this time period the tradition values still stuck, things hadn’t really changed for these girls. They were sometimes taught very basic reading, writing and arithmetic but the “academic
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