The Children of London

Attendance and Welfare at School 1870-1990

September 2001
More details
  • Publisher
    UCL IOE Press
  • Published
    30th September 2001
  • ISBN 9780854736409
  • Language English
  • Pages 210 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9.5"
  • Images tables & b/w photos

This book tells the story of efforts by London’s education services to prevent truancy and to help children to benefit from going to school. Set against 120 years of a unified education service for the metropolis, it tackles issues such as the impact on schooling of poverty and social class and raises important questions about future policy to help children in school.

List of Illustrations and Tables; The Authors; Foreword—Baroness Serota, DBE; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; 1) Introduction; 2) School Board Men; 3) Children’s Care Committees; 4) Between the Wars; 5) War and Evacuation; 6) The Welfare State; 7) The Bedford Report; 8) Merging the Services; 9) Conclusion; Appendix: After 1990: Education Welfare Services in the Inner-London Boroughs; Chronology; Archive Sources; Periodical Publications; Bibliography; Index.

A. Susan Williams

A. Susan Williams is Lecturer in History of Education at the Institute of Education.

Patrick Ivin

Patrick Ivin is an education consultant specializing in social inclusion.

Caroline Morse

Caroline Morse is a researcher in history and social science, also at the Institute of Education.