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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.

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)
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