This tribute from historian and educationists to the work and influence of Peter Gordon, Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Education in London, is grouped round the central theme of the educational history of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Chapter 1 Time, Place and the Social Space of a Victorian Teaching Family, William E. Marsden; Chapter 2 Changing Attitudes to the Welfare of Elementary Schoolchildren in the 1880s, Pamela Horn; Chapter 3 Authority and Freedom, V. Alan McClelland; Chapter 4 Classics in the Colonies, R.J.W. Selleck; Chapter 5 Personalities and Policy, Roy Lowe; Chapter 6 Educating the Public, Gary McCulloch; Chapter 7 An Essay in Missing Out, P.H.J.H. Gosden; Chapter 8 Education and the Moot, William Taylor; Chapter 9 External Examining in Higher Education, Harold Silver; Chapter 10 Changes in Assessment in England, 1979–94, Denis Lawton;
Richard Aldrich Institute of Education, University of London
'A book not to be missed' - History of Education Review
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