History of Education: Major Themes brings together some of the most significant and influential writing on the history of education during the past thirty years. It illustrates the key themes on which historians of education have worked during this period and shows their relevance for our understanding of the development of schooling and education systems worldwide.
The four volumes are structured so that readers will see clearly what is distinctive about the study of the history of education in different parts of the English-speaking world. They will also gain an insight into the ways in which historians have increasingly identified common themes and problems which are of significance well beyond the boundaries of individual nations.
This collection will be of interest to all who wish to enhance their understanding of the development and impact of education systems and schooling in the modern world.
Table of Contents
Index of authors, Acknowledgements, Writing the History of Education, The rationale of the collection
1. Debates on the History of Education American Perspectives, English Perspectives, Canadian Perspectives, Trends in Mainland Europe, The Study of Women's Education
2. Education in its Social Context Mass Schooling: Its Origins and Functions, Education and the State, The Politics of Education, Urban Education, The Education of Women and Girls, Education and Masculinity
3. Studies in Learning and Teaching The History of the Curriculum, Progressivism, The Teaching Profession, The Study of Childhood, Literacy, Inculcating Attitudes
4. Studies of Education Systems Ethnicity and Education, Imperialism and Education, School Attendance, Elite Formation and Education, Studies of Social Reproduction and Social Stratification, Studies of National Systems
Roy Lowe has written numerous books and articles on the history of education in Great Britain and North America. His Education in the Post-War Years and Schooling and Social Change 1964-1990 are the only major social history so far attempted of education in Britain since the War. He is currently President of the History of Education Society of Great Britain