Review of Reviews, 17 (1898), 63–68.
The Topic of the Month. "Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread"
Regular Feature, Editorial, News-Commentary
National Efficiency, Government, Declinism, Industry, Technology, Education, Schools, Gender, Periodicals
Observes that 'Success in the industrial struggle, which is every year increasing in intensity, is commanded, not by pauper labour, but by superior intelligence. We are being beaten because we are not so smart, so brainy, so scientific, so capable, in short, as our rivals'. In order to alleviate this parlous situation 'we must Educate, Educate, Educate. Not merely in our public elementary schools, although that is supremely important, but in our secondary schools, in our technical schools, in our universities, and, above all, in that great university of life, in which newspaper editors and statesmen are tutors and professors'. (63) Also details an educational experiment being conducted at Bakewell Grammar School in Derbyshire, where 'Within the school there is a School of Science, affiliated with South Kensington, about one half of the scholars being so classed. Girls are taught exactly the same science, for instance, as boys, and at the same time, in the same room. So far the science taught embraces Practical and Theoretical Chemistry, with Practical and Theoretical Physics' (67).
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