William Henry Hadow

William Henry Hadow

Sir William Henry Hadow (27 December 1859 – 8 April 1937) was an innovator in education in Great Britain and a musicologist.

He was born at Ebrington, Gloucester, England. He studied at Oxford University where he taught and became Dean (1889). He was appointed principal of Armstrong College in the Newcastle Division of Durham University in 1909 before succeeding as the Vice-Chancellor of Sheffield University (1919–30), and as chairman of several committees published a series of reports on education, notably "The Education of the Adolescent" (1926) which called for the re-organization of elementary education, the abandonment of all-age schools, and the creation of secondary modern schools. This became known as the "Hadow Report". He was a leading influence in English education at all levels in the 1920s and 1930s. He died at Westminster, London.

Publications

*"Music" (1925) Williams and Norgate Ltd, England
*"Collected Essays" (1928) Oxford University Press
*"English Music" (1931) Longmans Green & Co, London
*"Beethoven's Opus Eighteen Quartets"
*"William Byrd 1623-1923" (1920) Humphrey Milford, London
*"A Comparison of Poetry and Music" (1926) Cambridge University Press
*"Sonata form"

References

* [http://www.biography.com/search/article.do?id=9324786 Biography.com entry]
* [http://www.infed.org/schooling/hadow_reports.htm The Hadow reports: an introduction]


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