Dissertations on the history of schools in Leicestershire, submitted for the Post Graduate Certificate in Education at the School of Education, University of Leicester.

Scope and Content

The collection comprises mostly typescripts or photocopies of typescripts, but also some handwritten dissertations (together with some basic course essays) relating to the history of schools in Leicestershire, as follows:-Box 1: 'The development of education in Kettering, 1800-1939' / Jennifer Baldwin, undated; 'The history of the old Hinckley Grammar School' / P. A. Birch, 1954; 'The development of Huncote National School, 1871-1890' / R. J. E. Bounds, undated (basic course essay); 'A short history of education in Anstey' / J. M. Bryan, undated; 'The development of Mellor Infant School, Leicester' / Kathleen Burton, 1956; 'Belgrave, school and community, 1870-1951, with particular reference to the National School and Mellor Street School' / W. R. Clarke, 1951; 'The Selective Central School: a study of the record of Broom Leys School and the careers of its pupils' / George William Codling, 1951; 'The history of education in Leicestershire, 1720-1800' / Zena A. Crook, 1960; 'A comparison of three elementary schools in south Leicestershire: Theddingworth School, 1868-1965, North Kilworth School, 1882-1904, Gumley School, 1912-1933' / Susan J. Foxall, undated; 'The public elementary day schools of Leicestershire, 1870-1903' / P. L. Ginns, 1960; 'Education in Melton Mowbray from the Reformation to 1870' / M. M. Johnson, 1953; 'Fosse Secondary Modern Girls' School, 1897-1953' / M. M. Liquorish, 1954; 'The development of education in Hinckley' / B. Lonsdale, 1954; 'A study of Osgathorpe National School from January 1871 to June 1902' / Donald James Mackay, 1967; 'The curriculum of the Osgathorpe National School under Miss Sarah Pegg, 1871-1874' / Donald James Mackay, 1967 (basic course essay); 'The development of education in the town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch' / George A. Measures, 1953.Box 2: 'An outline history of the City of Leicester Boys' School' / David K. Parker, 1965; 'The Proprietary School for the town and county of Leicester' / Diana R. Peet, 1953; 'The Grammar and Charity Schools of Leicester and Leicestershire in the 18th century' / Brian R. Smith, 1957; 'The history of Appleby Free Grammar School' / Margaret A. Robertson, 1957; 'Education in Leicester during the 19th century' / D. E. Williams, undated; 'Elementary education in Leicestershire between 1830 and 1870' / E. J. Smith, undated; 'Broughton Astley: a reflection of some developments in Victorian elementary education' / J. N. Williams, 1967; 'Conflict and strife in the English School of the Dixie Foundation, Market Bosworth' / Hilary M. Wood, undated (basic course essay); 'The state of education in Leicestershire in the period 1830-1850' / Donald H. Worth, 1953.

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Archivist's Note

Description prepared by Margaret Maclean on 28 July 2011.

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Related Material

Many of these dissertations are referenced in: 'Education in Leicestershire, 1540-1940: a regional study' / Brian Simon: Leicester, Leicester University Press, 1968 (shelf mark 370.94254 EDU), which is available in the University of Leicester Library.