News | Published:

The Progress of Technical Education

Nature volume 49, pages 185188 | Download Citation



SINCE the passing of the Technical Instruction Acts in 1889 and 1891, authorising County Councils to devote the funds accruing under the local taxation (Customs and Excise Act, 1890) to educational purposes, considerable progress has been made both as regards the number of authorities who have availed themselves of the provisions of the Act, and also in respect to the proper disposal of the funds. From the last report of the National Association for the Promotion of Technical and Secondary Education it appears that out of a total of 126 local authorities in England and Wales, 114 are now giving the whole, and twelve are giving part of the grant to educational purposes, and, estimating the total amount distributed at £750,000, no less than £604,000 is spent to this end. These figures show that the work of technical instruction is firmly established, and it only needs to be organised and consolidated to become a very important factor in our educational system.

About this article

Publication history




  1. Search for R. A. GREGORY in:


By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.

Newsletter Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing