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Schoolbooks and textbook publishing.

Pedersen, Sarah

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Andrew Nash
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Claire Squires
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Ian Willison
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Abstract

In this chapter the author looks at the history of schoolbooks and textbook publishing. The nineteenth century saw a rise in the school book market in Britain due to the rise of formal schooling and public examinations. Although the 1870 Education and 1872 (Scotland) Education Acts made elementary education compulsory for childern between 5-13 years old, it was not until the end of the First World War that some sort form of secondary education became compulsory for all children.

Publication Date Jun 30, 2019
Publisher Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Series Title The Cambridge history of the book in Britain
Series Number 7
Book Title The twentieth century and beyond
Chapter Number Chapter 10
ISBN 9781107010604
Institution Citation PEDERSEN, S. 2019. Schoolbooks and textbook publishing. In Nash, A., Squires, C. and Willison, I. (eds.) The twentieth century and beyond. The Cambridge history of the book in Britain, 7. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pages 341-364. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1017/9780511862489
DOI https://doi.org/10.1017/9780511862489
Keywords School textbooks; British educational publishers; Publishing

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