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, personality and the pervasive influences on him. Special attention is given to a comparison between Dr Arnold and Mr Thring, from which examination Thring emerges as a more professional schoolmaster. This title will be of interest to students of history and education.
Illustration – Rev. Edward Thring; Preface and Acknowledgements; Foreword; 1. Thring – A Hundred Years On 2. Dr Arnold and Mr Thring 3. The Battles of Life 4. Explication, Extension, Exodus 5. Lord Lyttelton and the Dead Hand 6. The Headmasters’ Conference: Defence League or Elite Club? 7. Was Not the Pen Mightier Than the Sward? True Life and Other Educational Ideals 8. Thring’s Influence and His Theory and Practice of Teaching 9. The Reckoning: Success or Failure?; Bibliography; Index
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.