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Lessons from History of Education

The Selected Works of Richard Aldrich, 1st Edition

By Richard Aldrich


248 pages

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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 .

Table of Contents

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

About the Author

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.

About the Series

World Library of Educationalists

The World Library of Educationalists celebrates the important contributions to education made by leading experts in their individual fields of study. Each scholar has compiled a career-long collection of what they consider to be their finest pieces: extracts from books, journals, articles, major theoretical and practical contributions, and salient research findings.

For the first time ever the work of each contributor is presented in a single volume so readers can follow the themes and progress of their work and identify the contributions made to, and the development of, the fields themselves.

The distinguished careers of the selected experts span at least two decades and include Richard Aldrich, Stephen J. Ball, Elliot W. Eisner, John Elliott, Howard Gardner, John Gilbert, Ivor F. Goodson, David Hargreaves, David Labaree and E.C. Wragg.

Each book in the series features a specially written introduction by the contributor giving an overview of their career, contextualizing their selection within the development of the field, and showing how their own thinking developed over time.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / General