Originally published 1971, this volume unravels the complicated history of the religious question in British education. The background of the key Acts of Parliament which established the "dual" system – of Church and Local Authority school – is examined. The changing policies of different religious groupings are analyzed, and their outcome in legislation brought out.

chapter 1|9 pages

The forces at work

chapter 3|23 pages

'Progress by administration'

chapter 4|16 pages

The Elementary Education Act, 1870

chapter 5|11 pages

The Act in operation

chapter 6|20 pages

The Education Act, 1902

chapter 8|11 pages

The Education Act, 1944

chapter 9|9 pages

The end of 'passionate intensity'?