Do you agree that the 1870 education act was a significant step forward for educational opportunities for girls? Although many see the 1870 Education act as a massive step towards women becoming equal to men, it was not. They gained access to education but not the same as boys and also only mostly domestic subjects. Even though education was made more accessible through new school boards, there were still hefty fees which people of only a middle or upper class could afford. Source 16 supports the statement by saying ‘In 1870, the Government made elementary education up to the age of 13 compulsory for all children.’ This shows that by opening education to all children aged 13 and below, they had approached the problem of uneducated children especially boys from falling into lower classes.
This policy was introduced by New Labour, carried out later by the conservatives, with the main aim to reduce inequality. This will reduce inequality because its making it compulsory for low income household students to stay in schools and able to get the same qualifications as students with a higher income household. Another policy introduced by New Labour to reduce inequality was the EMA. The EMA paid lower income household students to go to further education such as college and sixth form. However
The number of children being educated at home is considerably increasing though there are no accurate prevalence estimates as mentioned by Petrie, Windrass & Thomas, 1999. The same research made in the US mentioned that a million children are receiving education at home. On the other side, the majority of people are still thinking which schools their kids should join, which one is providing high level of education with a healthy environment that would help in raising their children and no wonder that they are ready to pay a fortune so that their children would enjoy being at school. If you ask me which option would you prefer for your kids, I would recommend school education. Although home educations provide privileges to parents and children, some may appear as for granted benefits to those who are getting their education at schools.
Using league tables is a good thing as if you want your child to go to a good school, you can chose the one most suitable with good education and exam results. Schools are paid by how many children they can attract so school results and Ofsted inspection publications is hoped to make schools compete and get good results or they wont attract pupils and the funding. Different types of schools for example faith schools and academy schools are a change that also helped pupils in education. Faith schools were introduced in the 1990s by demands of Muslims who wanted their own faith schools. Different types of schools help as parents have more choice and freedom of where they want their child to go.
The traditional view which was put by many of women in society was to stay at home, clean and raise children, however by the period after 1919 this view started to transform which highlights clearly how women getting their rights back leading to the right to vote really helped them establish their own individualities. Although the progress for women’s rights did take a while, due to an international crisis which was the event of WW2 which occurred in the 1940’s allowed the claims of the suffragists to be taken seriously and into consideration, even though the suffragist movement progressed slowly their efforts did have an effect on the government. The movement brought in the inequality of voting restrictions to public attention, this public attention combined with the heroic services of women in industries during WW1 where women started to work in factories, mills which initially resulted in the passage of the 19th amendment to the Constitution of the United States (1920), as the 19th amendment provided both men and women with equal voting rights which allowed women to re-gain access to outside domestic life. Which presents to a greater extent the right to vote did encourage majority of women within the USA to become even stronger in terms of working and being free, but the right to vote was not the essential element in some of the American women’s eyes as it can be argued that there was little evidence put forward to show that the vote was used by women to promote significant change as although the 19th amendment contributed and helped women with some triumph, overall many of the middle-class women campaigners/reformers failed to make further change because they were unsure in how to use the vote to improve conditions for themselves and increase opportunities which brings to the point although vote did provide some useful help for women’s rights they were many other
Everyone’s philosophy of life is different when it comes to chores or anything in relationship to life. Jane Smiley’s life was not about chores, but doing things when she wanted to. How often can good come out of a kid that is being brought up with no responsibility. It sounds to me like Ms. Jane grows up having a good financial life around her family. Maybe they had a cleaning company come to the house and do the cleaning for them; maybe mom and grandma did the cleaning up after her messes, (Jane Smiley, 1995, pg.
Lauren Peterson Kathryn Kruger English 151: 032 11 December 2009 Home-Schooling: Hurtful or Helpful? Home-schooling, when chosen for the right reasons and implemented in a correct way, can be an effective means of educating children. But is it in the best intentions of the child? Home-schooling is becoming more popular every day, with a growth rate of seven to fifteen percent each year. There are about two million children currently being educated at home in the United States (Pitman and Van Galen 4).
The parents were the ones who sent them out for work. Why they had to do that was because they needed money. Even a few cents or few dollars was good enough to support the family. (Commission report pg23) This was what Angela wrote in her book that ‘children were at a particular stage in the family cycle where they were young and there were no breadwinners in the family to boost the family income’ (Angela V. John, pg118). However, after the report came out, the government took charge of being the agency for the children as it introduced compulsory education and set a minimum working age for the children.
My Reflection on The Historical Roles Of Children Before the arrival of the Europeans, aboriginal children where a valued part of the community and were treated with respect. They did not know much about school, just survival because they were usually out in the wilderness. When it came to jobs it was a matter of gender. Girls where expected to take after their female guardian and learn how to prepare food, carry, gather and make blankets, clothing and adornments. If the girl was older she wold also have to take care of the younger children.
The social ethics I developed were in a time when people were honest, God fearing, compassionate, and kind, who cared for everyone. We were small children without a mother present and father who was a truck driver, which left much of parenting to grandmother who had no desire to raise two more small children. Education came from a small rural school with well qualified teachers but there were many