A Mirror to Kathleen's Face

Education in Independent Ireland 1922-60

By Donald Akenson

© 1975 – Routledge

224 pages

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9780415519878
pub: 2013-03-29
US Dollars$46.95
x
Hardback: 9780415519489
pub: 2011-12-14
US Dollars$140.00
x

About the Book

First published in 1975, Donald Akenson’s book was at the forefront of a radically new approach to the study of Irish educational history. Instead of investigating the evolution of the schools as an isolated process, he explores the complex interrelations of Irish education, institutions and society, treating the schools as cultural litmus paper. By presenting Ireland’s schools as a reflection of the society that produced them, Professor Akenson demonstrates that they are, in truth, "a mirror to the face of Kathleen ni Houlihan".

Table of Contents

1. The Original Framework 2. Tinkering with the Machinery 3. The Magic of Words 4. Compulsion, but Gently 5. A Polite and Private Secondary Schooling 6. Investing in Children 7. The Catholic Church Triumphant 8. Protestantism Abashed 9. The Pauline Code 10. Looking Ahead

About the Series

Routledge Revivals

Are there elusive titles that you need and have been trying to source for years but thought that you would never be able to find?

Well this may be the end of your quest – here is a fantastic opportunity for you to discover past brilliance and purchase previously out of print and unavailable titles by some of the world’s most eminent academic scholars.

Drawing from over 100 years of innovative, cutting-edge, publishing Routledge Revivals is an exciting new programme whereby key titles from the distinguished and extensive backlist of the many acclaimed imprints associated with Routledge will be re-issued.

The programme draws upon the illustrious backlists of Kegan Paul, Trench & Trubner, Routledge & Kegan Paul, Methuen, Allen & Unwin and Routledge itself.

Routledge Revivals spans the whole of the Humanities and Social Sciences, and includes works by some of the world’s greatest thinkers including Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Simone Weil, Martin Buber, Karl Jaspers and Max Beloff.

If you are interested in Revivals in the Behavioral Sciences, please visit http://www.psypress.com/books/series/psyrevivals/.

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU016000
EDUCATION / History
HIS018000
HISTORY / Europe / Ireland