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The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in the History of Education

1st Edition

Edited by Gary McCulloch


256 pages | 12 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9780415345705
pub: 2005-03-24
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pub: 2005-05-12

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This Reader brings together a wide range of material to present an international perspective on topical issues in history of education today. Focusing on the enduring trends in this field, this lively and informative Reader provides broad coverage of the subject and includes crucial topics such as:

* higher education

* informal agencies of education

* schooling, the state and local government

* education and social change and inequality

* curriculum

* teachers and pupils

* education, work and the economy

* education and national identity.

With an emphasis on contemporary pieces that deal with issues relevant to the immediate real world, this book represents the research and views of some of the most respected authors in the field today. Gary McCulloch also includes a specially written introduction which provides a much-needed context to the role of history in the current educational climate.

Students of history and history of education will find this Reader an important route map to further reading and understanding.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Higher Education 1. Social Control and Intellectual Excellence: Oxbridge and Edinburgh, 1560-1983 2. Going to University in England between the Wars: Access and Funding Part 2: Informal Agencies of Education 3. On Literacy in the Renaissance: Review and Reflections 4. Through Cigarette Cards to Manliness: Building German Character with an Informal Curriculum 5. Schoolgirl to Career Girl: The City as Educative Space Part 3: Schooling, the State, and Local Government 6. Family Formation, Schooling and the Patriachal State 7. Technical Education and State Formation in Nineteenth-Century England and France8. To 'Blaise the Trail for Women to Follow Along': Sex, Gender and the Politics of Education on the London School Board, 1870-1904 Part 4: Education, Social Change and Social Mobility 9. Can Education Change Society? 10. Schooling as an Impediment to Social Mobility in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century BritainPart 5: Curriculum 11. Eton in India: The Imperial Diffusion of a Victorian Educational Ethic12. Catholic Influence and the Secondary School Curriculum in Ireland, 1922-1962 Part 6: Teachers and Pupils 13. The Symbiotic Embrace: American Indians, White Educators and the School, 1820s-1920s 14. Classroom Teachers and Educational Change, 1876-1996 Philip Gardner Part 7: Education, Work and the Economy 15. Entering the World of Work: The Transition from Youth to Adulthood in Modern European Society16. Politicians and Economic PanicPart 8: Education and National Identity 17. Education in Wales: A Historical Perspective 18. 'There's No Place Like Home': Education and the Making of National Identity

About the Editor

Gary McCulloch is Brian Simon Chair of History of Education at the Institute of Education, University of London. He is also Vice President of the History of Education Society, and Editor of the international History of Education journal, published by T&F. His current research is on the history of secondary education and on theory, methodology and biography in the history of education. He has published widely in the field, including a major works set for Routledge.

About the Series

RoutledgeFalmer Readers in Education

This authoritative series of Readers provides a rich resource of some of the most influential chapters and articles from leading books and journals within education. Each Reader offers undergraduate and postgraduate students the opportunity to review and reflect upon the key issues they face in their studies. Introduced and edited by some of the leading figures in their fields, these Readers are a lively and informative route map to further reading and understanding, making them an ideal course companion.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Aims & Objectives