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 fundamental debate than the second half of the nineteenth century. Its lasting impact makes it crucial for an understanding both of this period of Victorian social history and of the contemporary system of higher education in Britain. This title will be of interest to students of history and education.
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The Old System under Attack, 1809-45 2. The Phase of Reform, 1845-70 3. The Great Debate, 1852-82 4. Fresh Departures, 1870-85 5. Quiet Revolutions, 1885-1900 6. Vocationalism and Efficiency, 1900-14; Select Bibliography; Appendix; Index