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History of Education
Themes and Perspectives

ISBN 9780415720076
Published November 15, 2013 by Routledge
248 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Specially commissioned to mark the 40th Anniversary of History of Education, and containing articles from leading international scholars, this is a unique and important volume. Over the past forty years, scholars working in the history of education have engaged with histories of religion, gender, science and culture, and have developed comparative research on areas such as education, race and class. This volume demonstrates the richness of such work, bringing together some of the leading international scholars writing in the field of history of education today, and providing readers with original and theoretically informed research. Each author draws on the wealth of material that has appeared in the leading SSCI-indexed journal History of Education, over the past forty years, providing readers with not only incisive studies of major themes, but delivering invaluable research bibliographies. A ‘must have’ for university libraries and a ‘must own’ for historians.

This book was originally published as a special issue of History of Education.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Forty years of History of Education, 1972-2011 Deirdre Raftery and David Crook

PART ONE: Major Themes

1. The gendered politics of historical writing in History of Education Joyce Goodman

2. The history of secondary education in History of Education Gary McCulloch

3. Religions and the history of education: a historiography Deirdre Raftery

4. Teacher education as a field of historical research: retrospect and prospect David Crook

5. Structures and systems and bodies and things: historical research on primary schooling and its professional relevance Peter Cunningham

6. Interpreting biography in the History of Education: past and present Jane Martin

7. The changing role of the academic journal: the coverage of higher education in History of Education as a case study, 1972–2011 Roy Lowe

PART TWO: International Perspectives

8. Invitation and Refusal: A Reading of the Beginnings of Schooling in Aotearoa New Zealand Alison Jones and Kuni Jenkins

9. Education, health and social welfare in the late colonial context: the International Missionary Council and educational transition in the interwar years with specific reference to colonial Africa Peter Kallaway

10. Westernization and social transformations in Chinese music education, 1895-1949 Wai-Chung Ho

11. Between patriotism and nationalism: Johan Hendrik Swildens and the ‘pedagogy of the patriotic virtues’ in the United Dutch Provinces during the 1780s and 1790s Barry J. Hake

12. Australia’s 1988 Bicentennial: national history and multiculturalism in the primary school curriculum Heather Sharp

13. Understanding education and India: new turns in postcolonial scholarship Tim Allender

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Deirdre Raftery is a historian of education at University College Dublin, Ireland. A recent Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, UK, and a Life Member of the University of Cambridge, UK, she has written many books including Women and Learning in English Writing, 1600-1900 (1997), and (jointly) Emily Davies, Selected Letters (2002), and Female Education in Ireland, 1700-1900: Minerva or Madonna? (2005). She has also contributed chapters to Routledge books including The Routledge Companion to Education, and Routledge’s new Introduction to the Study of Education (Routledge, forthcoming). She is joint editor of History of Education, and a member of the Executive Committee of the History of Education Society (UK).

David Crook joined Brunel University in 2011. Formerly a comprehensive secondary school teacher, he worked at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK, between 1994 and 2010, including periods as Course Leader for the MA in History of Education, Assistant Dean of Research and Consultancy and Head of the Educational Foundations and Policy Studies Department. He remains a Visiting Fellow of the Institute. His many publications include McCulloch, G. & Crook, D., The Routledge international encyclopedia of education (2008) and Crook, D.& McCulloch, G., History, politics and policy-making in education (Routledge 2007). He is joint editor of History of Education, and a member of the Executive Committee of the History of Education Society (UK).