Dec 08, · The first adult education programs began in the s and are still a regular part of many education systems. Programs of the s In the s, apprenticeships were one of . In the s, the universities of Oxford and Cambridge were increasingly filled with pupils from upper class backgrounds, whereas formerly there had been more middle class boys there. The university curriculum was still very much dominated by the classics.
Education, up until the late 17th century, was only available to those in the upper class. When education was offered to more social classes, the literacy rate increased. In England specifically, the literacy rate during the s was about 30 percent for males, and by the midth century it 4/5(10). History of Adult Education in Great Britain from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century (2nd ed. ). Knight, C. The Making of Tory Education Policy in Post-War Britain (). Lawson, John; Harold Silver (). A social history of education in England. Methuen. Lawton, Denis.
By the early s there was a further development in the nature of religious adult education. Of great importance was the growth of the Welsh Circulating Schools (which moved from place to place and were attended by adults and children), and the development of church societies and Sunday Schools. Exhibit 1: Welsh circulating schools in the s. Education from 's to 's Timeline created by Mohammed Ali Haider. In History. Jan 1, Realising the importance of education After the industrial revolution there was a need for educated and experienced workers so schools were introduced so that children and adults could get education and better jobs in future. There was a need for.
Sadly, children of poorer households often wound up committing crimes just to get by. A child caught pickpocketing or stealing food from a market vendor was punished as an adult and often had their hands or fingers cut off for stealing. Childhood in the s was vastly different between poor and rich families. With cities packed to the brim with people, most of whom struggled to support themselves and their families, England seemed to have asked for crime. Crime in the ’s ranged from theft, to murder, to blackmail. England had a great deal of criminals, but a poorly funded, and equipped police system.