1st Edition

Lessons from History of Education The Selected Works of Richard Aldrich

By Richard Aldrich Copyright 2006
    248 Pages
    by Routledge

    248 Pages
    by Routledge

    Richard Aldrich has spent the last 30 years researching, thinking and writing about some of the key and enduring issues in history of education. He has contributed over 15 books and 75 articles to the field.

    In Lessons from History of Education, Richard Aldrich brings together 14 of his key writings in one place. Starting with a specially written Introduction, which gives an overview of his career and contextualises his selection, the chapters cover:

    • understanding history of education
    • the politics of education
    • educational reformers
    • curriculum and standards
    • the teaching of history
    • education otherwise.

    This book not only shows how Richard Aldrich's thinking developed during his long and distinguished career; it also gives an insight into the development of the fields to which he contributed.

    Richard Aldrich is Emeritus Professor of History of Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK.

    Contributors to the series include: Richard Aldrich, Stephen J. Ball, James A. Banks, Jerome Bruner, John Elliott, Elliot W. Eisner, Howard Gardner, John K. Gilbert, Ivor F. Goodson, David F. Labaree, John White, Ted Wragg .

    Introduction  Part 1. Understanding History of Education  1. The Three Duties of the Historian of Education  2. The End of History and the Beginning of Education  Part 2. The Politics of Education  3. Sir John Pakington and the Newcastle Commission  4. From Board of Education to Department for Education and Employment  Part 3. Educational Reformers  5. The Role of the Individual in Educational Reform  6. Joseph Payne: Critic and reformer  7. Contemporary Educational Reformers  Part 4. Curriculum and Standards  8. A Curriculum for the Nation  9. Educational Standards in Historical Perspective  Part 5. The Teaching of History  10. New History: An historical perspective  11. Imperialism in the Study and Teaching of History  Part 6. Education Otherwise  12. Learning by Playing  13. Apprenticeship in England: An historical perspective  14. Family History and the History of the Family


    Richard Aldrich is Emeritus Professor of History of Education at the Institute of Education, University of London. He has been researching and writing about history of education for over thirty years and has written many books and journal articles in the field.