First published in 1977, Urban Education in the 19th Century is a collection based on the conference papers of the annual 1976 conference for the History of Education Society. The book illustrates a variety of ways of elucidating the connections between education and the city, mainly in nineteenth-century Britain. Essays cover political, geographical, demographic and socio-structural aspects of urbanization. There is an emphasis on comparative studies of urban educational developments and attention is paid to the perceptions of the nineteenth-century city and its problems, especially for child life, as well as to the realities of urban change
Preface 1. Introduction 2. Education and Urban Politics c. 1832-1885 3. Illiteracy and Schooling in the Provincial Towns, 1640-1870: A Comparative Approach 4. Education and the Social Geography of Nineteenth-Century Towns and Cities 5. Predicaments of City Children: Late-Victorian and Edwardian Perspectives on Education and Urban Society 6. Social Conflict and Urban Education in the Nineteenth Century: A Sociological Approach to Comparative Analysis 7. The History of Urban Education in the United States: Historians of Education and their Discontents Index
The volumes in this set, originally published between 1978 and 1992, draw together research by leading academics in the area of urban education, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volumes examine teaching, urban schools, community and race issues in education in the US, whilst also exploring the general principles and practices of education in various countries. This set will be of particular interest to students of sociology and urbanization respectively.