1st Edition

Education as History

By Harold Silver Copyright 1983
    336 Pages
    by Routledge

    332 Pages
    by Routledge

    Originally published 1983.This book explores the nature of the social history of education. It examines what aspects of the history of education have been neglected and why.

    The themes explored include the relationship between education and the emergence of social science, the reputations of educationists, expectations of higher education in the twentieth century, the use of education against poverty and education as policy and case study.

    Part 1 Nineteenth-century studies; Chapter 1 Aspects of neglect: the strange case of Victorian popular education; Chapter 2 Ideology and the factory child: attitudes to half-time education; Chapter 3 Reputation and the educational system: the case of Robert Owen; Chapter 4 Education, opinion and the 1870s; Chapter 5 Social science and educational reform: Britain and America in the late nineteenth century; Chapter 6 From social science to the social sciences: reordering higher education; Part 2 Twentieth-century studies; Chapter 7 The liberal and the vocational; Chapter 8 Expectations of higher education: some historical pointers; Chapter 9 Policy as history and as theory; Chapter 10 Education against poverty: interpreting British and American policies in the 1960s and 1970s; Part 3 Research and the history of education; Chapter 11 Comparative and cross-cultural history of education; Chapter 12 Case study and historical research;


    Harold Silver