Ethnic Minority Education in the UK 1940's - 1980's
Ethnic Minority Education in the 1940's
My historical outline of Ethnic Minority policy in Britain begins in the 1940s when Education saw a Biblical phase based in non-denominational Christianity. In 1944 an Education Act was passed that aimed to create structure to the post-war British Education system. Conservative politician Rab Butler as minister of Education championed the progression of this Act which affected Education in four main ways.
Firstly, it increased the role and powers of ministers of Education. Under the 1944 Act, the Minister was charged with a positive duty to promote education and to secure the effective execution by local authorities, under his control and