About the Author
Dennis Lawton is Professor of Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, of which he was Director from 1983 to 1989. He has taught both in schools and at university and is a former Chairman of the Joint Council for the General Certificate of Secondary Education. Peter Gordon is Emeritus Professor of Education at the Institute of Education, University of London. He has written extensively on the history of education, education policy, and political history. He has taught in primary and secondary schools and was for eight years one of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools.