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Further and technical education

Boys train to be miners at Mossbeath Training School, Cowdenbeath, Fife, in 1948.
Boys train to be miners at Mossbeath Training School, Fife, in 1948.
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After 1945, governments saw technical education as the key to economic success. The provision of technical and higher education greatly expanded in the post-war period.

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Further reading

  • Aldcroft, D.H., Education, Training and Economic Performance (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1992)
  • Cantor, L.M. and Roberts, I.F., Further Education in England and Wales, 2nd ed. (London: Routledge, 1972)
  • King, D., Actively Seeking Work? The Politics of Unemployment and Welfare Policy in the United States and Great Britain (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1995)
  • Owen, G., From Empire to Europe: The Decline and Revival of British Industry Since the Second World War, chap. 15 (London: HarperCollins, 1999)
  • Pemberton, H., Policy Learning and British Governance in the 1960s (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004)
  • Perry, P.J.C., The Evolution of British Manpower Policy (London: P.J.C. Perry, 1976)
  • Prais, S.J., Productivity, Education and Training: An International Perspective (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995)
  • Sanderson, M., The Missing Stratum: Technical School Education in England 1900-1990 (Athlone: Continuum, 1994)