• Cram and Criticism: H.G. Wells and Late Victorian Education

    Author(s):
    Lisa M Lane (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Group(s):
    British History, Victorian Studies
    Subject(s):
    19th-century British history, Educational history
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    H. G. Wells
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6J96090H
    Abstract:
    Before the publication of The Time Machine (1895), H. G. Wells’s early works provide insight into the challenges of the late Victorian educational system. Wells benefited from a unique set of educational reforms intended to provide education for the lower middle class. He did so in the capacities of a student taking examinations to earn grants for school, an independent learner working toward a degree, and a schoolmaster developing teaching methods. Although designed to correct inadequacies in the system of education, said reforms were not without controversy. Wells’s writings on cramming in science education and complexities of studying by correspondence, as well as his Text-book of Biology, deserve to be considered as part of a wider debate about education in the late nineteenth century.
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