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Ecumenism, economic necessity and the disappearance of Methodist elementary schools in England in the twentieth century (2010)
Journal Article
Smith, J. T., & Smith, J. (2010). Ecumenism, economic necessity and the disappearance of Methodist elementary schools in England in the twentieth century. History of education, 39(5), (631-657). doi:10.1080/00467601003749406. ISSN 0046-760X

This study aims to define the extent of, and causes for, the decline of the Wesleyan educational effort in England in the twentieth century. In 1902 the Church had 738 schools, but these rapidly declined throughout the century, with only 28 remaining... Read More

‘No subject … more neglected’: Victorian elementary school history, 1862–1900 (2009)
Journal Article
Smith, J. T. (2009). ‘No subject … more neglected’: Victorian elementary school history, 1862–1900. Journal of Educational Administration and History, 41(2), (131-149). doi:10.1080/00220620902808202. ISSN 0022-0620

A significant positive relationship exists between the ratios of trade and educational spending to gross domestic product, implying that countries which are more open on the trade front also spend more on education. An open economy endogenous growth... Read More

'The enemy within?': the clergyman and the English school boards, 1870-1902 (2009)
Journal Article
Smith, J. T. (2009). 'The enemy within?': the clergyman and the English school boards, 1870-1902. History of education, 38(1), (133-149). doi:10.1080/00467600701824727. ISSN 0046-760X

This paper seeks to ascertain the attitudes to, and work on, English school boards of clergymen from the three main Churches which had taken an active interest in education in England in the nineteenth century - the Church of England, the Roman Catho... Read More