By G. McCulloch
Tracing the lifetime of Sir Cyril Norwood, one among England's such a lot sought after and influential educators, this booklet investigates the historic improvement of secondary schooling in England and Wales throughout the early 20th century.
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Older pupils were taught Latin but not to a high level. 24 32 Cyril Norwood and Secondary Education Also, although there was an arrangement for scholarships to Brasenose College in Oxford if there were no pupils suitable at Middleton Grammar School, none had been taken from Whalley for many years, and links appeared to have lapsed. Bryce’s recommendations for Whalley Grammar School were far-reaching. ”25 This was an ambitious notion at a time when the State had no clear role in establishing or supporting either grammar or public schools.
Middle Class Education and the State 19 inspiration from the Continent, especially in the “French Etons” such as the Toulouse Lyceum. He acknowledged that such schools were probably not of such high quality as the great English public schools such as Eton, but he pointed out that there were only five or six such schools in England, and that they were very expensive to attend. Rugby and Winchester charged fees of about £120 per year, and Eton and Harrow approaching £200 per year. They were unsuitable for the middle class: “But for the common wear and tear of middling life, and at rates tolerable for middling people, what do we produce?
Cyril clearly showed considerable promise as a scholar from a very young age. In 1888, he was admitted to Merchant Taylors School where he was awarded a junior scholarship for the generous sum of £15. 54 By 1894, he was head monitor and addressed the annual gathering of the school on St. 55 The Education of Cyril Norwood 37 As a pupil at Merchant Taylors, Norwood was also notable for his prowess in sports, especially cricket. Like his father, he was an enthusiastic cricketer and made a mark both as a batsman and as a bowler.
Cyril Norwood and the Ideal of Secondary Education by G. McCulloch
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