The introduction of free schooling for the working-class population in the 19th century was to train individuals to have the necessary skills and knowledge for the following main categories of labour:
- Semi-skilled and
Unfortunately, the notion of producing a workforce with only adequate practical skills to satisfy the industrial sector of society has perpetuated to modern times. This has resulted in producing a generation of
docile workers that are devoid of the capacity to think for themselves and only to follow instructions to fulfil their specific duties. Here at the Academy, however, the ethos and implementation of my teaching methods is to inspire and generate students that can analyse and think for themselves, and so encourage them to enter university with a view to ultimately achieving roles and occupations in society that can promote the development of human progress.