First published in 1988, this book is built around the trio of interrelated themes of ‘The State’, ‘Culture’, and ‘Education’. The essays look at a variety of institutions, including the BBC, The British Library and the Arts Council, and discuss the educational roles that they adopt and how they set the national cultural agenda. They also explore the role of the state and its influence on these bodies and cultural education in the UK more generally.
Introduction: The State and Cultural Education Michael D. Stephens; 1. The Arts Council David Jones 2. The British Council Paul Fordham 3. The British Library Kenneth Cooper 4. The British Museum John Reeve 5. The BBC Neil Barnes and John Cain 6. The Civic Trust and Amenity Societies Ray Banks 7. The Insite Trust. Places, Persons and the Professional: Learning and Teaching for Heritage Marista M. Leishman 8. Conclusion: Culture, Education and the State Kenneth Lawson; Contributors; Index
This set of 62 volumes, originally published between 1959 and 2005, amalgamates a wide breadth on the sociology of education, with a particular focus on culture, class and curriculum theory. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of sociology, education and those undertaking teaching qualifications.