Sea-water intrusion – The UK

beautiful,story,ads beautiful picture,the,nineteenth,century,while,education,was seen,as a passport,to success,in professional,and public,life for,Victorian,middle-class boys,who were,educated”for the world, middle-class girls,were,educated”for the drawing room”and theireducation was social,rather,than intellectualAs a result,the majority ,of upper, and upper,middle,class girls were educated at home, with only a minority attending expensive, fashionable boarding schools with a non-academic curriculumMeanwhile the daughters of the professional and the merchant classes were educated at home until they were about ten years old, after which they attended a local day school for two or three years, generally followed by a boarding school which provided a social rather than an academic education. Lower-middle-class girls attended small, local day schools for about four or five years from around the age of ten, and their levels of achievement were particularly low,For the majority of upper- and middle-class girls, this pattern continued until as late as the beginning of the First World War. But in 1850 Frances Mary Buss established the North London Collegiate School, the first of the modern fee-paying day schools or High Schools, offering a similar education to that given to boys; in 1869 the Endowed Schools Act increased girls’ access to grammar schools, which had previously been almost exclusively male; in 1872 Emily Shirreff and her sister Maria Grey founded the Girls’ Public,Day School,Company, enabling,schools to be,owned,by trusts or,companies and controlled by a,board of governors,rather than by,private,individuals; and in,1877 the first girls’,public school, St Andrew’s,opened in Scotland, followed by,Roedean in,1885 and,Wycombe Abbey,in 18 year,

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