Ecumenism, economic necessity and the disappearance of Methodist elementary schools in England in the twentieth century

@article{Smith2010EcumenismEN,
  title={Ecumenism, economic necessity and the disappearance of Methodist elementary schools in England in the twentieth century},
  author={John Thomas Smith},
  journal={History of Education},
  year={2010},
  volume={39},
  pages={631 - 657}
}
  • J. T. Smith
  • Published 14 July 2010
  • History
  • History of Education
This study aims to define the extent of, and causes for, the decline of the Wesleyan educational effort in England in the twentieth century. In 1902 the Church had 738 schools, but these rapidly declined throughout the century, with only 28 remaining in 1996. The establishment of these schools during the nineteenth century had been largely for the protection of Wesleyan children, with a denominational mistrust of the proselytism in both Anglicanism and Roman Catholic institutions. This study… 
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