Many of the posts on this blog are concerned with current events, so today it's time for something different. If you're interested in viewing education from a historical perspective, then you should certainly pay a visit to Derek Gillard's website. Derek is a retired headmaster who has been obtaining licences to provide online access to education reports that have long been out of print. An 1868 text on girls' schools, the Hadow reports of the 1920s and 1930s, and the landmark 1967 Plowden report are just some of the documents that you can now read in full.
Changing Curriculum for Early Childhood Education in England is an article which provides a neat overview of how provision for young children has developed over the past two centuries. The article is taken from Early Childhood Research & Practice, a useful electronic journal which is free to access.