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Routledge Library Editions: Education 1800-1926


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This set of 14 volumes, originally published between 1932 and 1995, amalgamates several topics on the history of education between the years 1800 and 1926, including women and education, education and the working-class, and the history of universities in the United Kingdom. This set also includes titles that focus on key figures in education, such as Samuel Wilderspin, Georg Kerschensteiner and Edward Thring. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject and will be of particular interest to students of history, education and those undertaking teaching qualifications.

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The Universities in the Nineteenth Century

The Universities in the Nineteenth Century

1st Edition

By Michael Sanderson
May 28, 2018

This title, first published in 1975, analyses the ways in which developments in Victorian universities have shaped both the structure and the assumptions of British higher education in the twentieth century. No period of British higher education has been more full of change nor so rooted in ...

A History of Manchester College From its Foundation in Manchester to its Establishment in Oxford

A History of Manchester College: From its Foundation in Manchester to its Establishment in Oxford

1st Edition

By V. D. Davis
April 17, 2018

This book, first published in 1932, tells the progress of Manchester College, founded in Manchester in 1786, and since 1889 established at Oxford, as a postgraduate School of Theology and place of training for the ministry of religion. This title will be of interest to students of history and ...

Education and Imperial Unity, 1901-1926

Education and Imperial Unity, 1901-1926

1st Edition

By James G. Greenlee
April 17, 2018

Under the influence of mounting foreign competition in the late-Victorian and Edwardian periods, many Britons sought to bolster England’s world position by reinforcing the unity of the Empire. For the most part their effort were channelled into an attempt to construct a formal political union or ...

Elementary Schooling and the Working Classes, 1860-1918

Elementary Schooling and the Working Classes, 1860-1918

1st Edition

By J. S. Hurt
April 17, 2018

This study, first published in 1979, analyses the attitude of various income and occupational groups to elementary schools both before and after the introduction of compulsory school attendance. It also discusses the efforts made by voluntary organisations to provide school meals, as well as ...

Georg Kerschensteiner His Thought and its Relevance Today

Georg Kerschensteiner: His Thought and its Relevance Today

1st Edition

By Diane Simons
April 17, 2018

This book, first published in 1966, is an introduction to the life and work of Georg Kerschensteiner, the pioneer of the modern German system of vocational education, a system which is largely responsible for Germany’s remarkable industrial recovery and advancement after the Second World War. This ...

His Truth is Marching On African Americans Who Taught the Freedmen for the American Missionary Association, 1861-1877

His Truth is Marching On: African Americans Who Taught the Freedmen for the American Missionary Association, 1861-1877

1st Edition

By Clara Merritt DeBoer
April 17, 2018

This title, first published in 1995, explores the history of the American Missionary Association (AMA) – an abolitionist group founded in New York in 1846, whose primary focus was to abolish slavery, to promote racial equality and Christian values and to educate African Americans. This title will ...

Pestalozzi His Thought and its Relevance Today

Pestalozzi: His Thought and its Relevance Today

1st Edition

By M. R. Heafford
April 17, 2018

This book, first published in 1967, begins with a description of Pestalozzi’s life in which the factors which influenced his development are outlined and the history of his educational institutes described. The author then presents Pestalozzi’s most important educational ideas in a systematic way. ...

Samuel Wilderspin and the Infant School Movement

Samuel Wilderspin and the Infant School Movement

1st Edition

By Phillip McCann, Francis A. Young
April 17, 2018

Samuel Wilderspin became a household name in his own lifetime. Befriended by Dickens, lampooned by Cruikshank, his achievements discussed in Parliament, he was one of the best known educators of the 1830s and 1840s. However, Wilderspin’s consistent opposition to denominational education combined ...

The Education Act, 1918

The Education Act, 1918

1st Edition

By Lawrence Andrews
April 17, 2018

This study, first published in 1976, evaluates the important contribution of the Education Act, 1918, to the development of education in England and Wales during the twentieth century. The Act aimed to establish ‘a national system of public education available for all persons capable of profiting ...

The Educational World of Edward Thring A Centenary Study

The Educational World of Edward Thring: A Centenary Study

1st Edition

By Donald Leinster-Mackay
April 17, 2018

This book, first published in 1987, attempts to take fresh stock of a man who made a great impact on nineteenth-century English Secondary Education. A quasi psycho-biographical approach is adopted from the beginning so that Thring, the man, is examined from the perspective of his paradoxes, ...

The Higher Education of Women in England and America, 1865-1920

The Higher Education of Women in England and America, 1865-1920

1st Edition

By Elizabeth Seymour Eschbach
April 17, 2018

This study, first published in 1993, traces the path of women toward intellectual emancipation from eighteenth-century precedents, through the hard-won access to college education in the nineteenth-century, to the triumphs of the early 1900s. The author compares women's experiences in both the US ...

The Origins of Civic Universities Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool

The Origins of Civic Universities: Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool

1st Edition

By David R. Jones
April 17, 2018

This book, first published in 1988, examines the origins, purposes and functioning of the civic universities founded in the second half of the nineteenth century and discusses their significance within both local and wider communities. It argues that the civic universities – and those of the ...

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