An investigation of the effect of the raising of the school leaving age in a rural district
thesisposted on 14.12.2021, 02:06 authored by Durward, Marjorie Beryl Scott
The amendment or 1920 to the Education Act of 1914 ruled inter alia that every child between the ages of seven and fifteen years must attend school. This amendment, was held in abeyance for twenty-three years being put into operation by an Order-in-Council on 15th December 1943. Judging by the averages of the previous few years one result of the amendment is that 751 of those children who would have left school at the end or their primary school period have been obliged to continue their education in post-primary schools. This leads to speculation on the effect the legislation will have on a specific community, and to obtain a clear picture involves an analytical survey of the group chosen, taking in their educational needs, post-school aspirations and the opportunities for carrying such aspirations into effect, with, in passing what, if any, effect the legislation might have on the general labour situation.