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*The 1893 Education Act of Western Australia *The Education Act 1872 (Vic)

Hong Kong

*The Education Ordinance 1971


*Kerala Education Bill, 1957 *Education Bill that became the Indian Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act of 2009


*The Education Act 1996 (Malaysia), Education Act 1996

New Zealand

*The Education Act 1877 (New Zealand), Education Act 1877 *The List of Statutes of New Zealand (1912–28)#1914 .5B50.5D, Education Act 1914

United Kingdom

*The Education Act 1833 *The Elementary Education Acts 1870 to 1893, the collective title of the following Acts: **The Elementary Education Act 1870 (33 & 34 Vict c 75) - the Forster Act **The Elementary Education Act 1873 (36 & 37 Vict c 86) **The Elementary Education Act 1876 (39 & 40 Vict c 70) - the Sandon Act **The Elementary Education (Industrial Schools) Act 1879 (42 & 43 Vict c 48) **The Elementary Education Act 1880 (43 & 44 Vict c 23) - the Mundella Act **The Education Code Act 1890 (53 & 54 Vict c 22) **The Elementary Education Act 1891 (54 & 55 Vict c 56) **The Elementary Education (Blind and Deaf Children) Act 1893 (56 & 57 Vict c 42) **The Elementary Education (School Attendance) Act 1893 (56 & 57 Vict c 51) **The Elementary Education Act 1901 *The Education Act 1901 *The Education Act 1901 (Renewal) Act 1902 *The Education Act 1902 - sometimes known as the Balfour Act *The Education (Provision of Meals) Act 1906 *The Education (Administrative Provisions) Act 1907 *The Education Act 1918 - sometimes known as the Fisher Act *The Education Act 1936 *The Education Act 1944 - sometimes known as the Butler Act *The Education (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1948 (repealed 1.11.1996) *The Education Act 1964 *The Education Act 1968 *The Education Act 1976 *The Education Act 1979 *The Education Act 1980 *The Education Act 1981 *The Education (No. 2) Act 1986 *The Education Reform Act 1988 *The Further and Higher Education Act 1992 *The Education Act 1994 *The Education Act 1996 *The School Standards and Framework Act 1998 *The Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998 *The Education Act 2002 *The Higher Education Act 2004 *The Education Act 2005 *The Education and Inspections Act 2006 *The Education Act 2011


*The Education Act 1496 *The School Establishment Act 1616 *The Education Act 1633 *The Education Act 1646 *The Education Act 1696 *The Education (Scotland) Act 1980 *The Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992 *The Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 - an Act of the Scottish Parliament *The Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2009 - an Act of the Scottish Parliament The Education (Scotland) Acts 1872 to 1893 was the collective title of the following Acts:The Short Titles Act 1896, section 2(1) and Schedule 2 *The Education (Scotland) Act 1872 (35 & 36 Vict c 62) *The Education (Scotland) Act 1878 (41 & 42 Vict c 78) *The Public Schools (Scotland) Teachers Act 1882 (45 & 46 Vict c 18) *The Education (Scotland) Act 1883 (46 & 47 Vict c 56) *The Parliamentary Grant (Caithness and Sutherland) Act 1889 (52 & 53 Vict c 75) *The Education of Blind and Death-Mute Children (Scotland) Act 1890 (53 & 54 Vict c 43) *The Day Industrial Schools (Scotland) Act 1893 (56 & 57 Vict c 12)


*The Education Act 1695 - Act of the Parliament of Ireland

United States

*The Higher Education Act of 1965 *The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965

See also

*List of short titles


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