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Benefits Bestowed?

Education and British Imperialism

Edited by J. A. Mangan

© 2012 – Routledge

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About the Book

This volume concentrates on the processes and practices of formal education, which shaped, and were shaped by, imperial values, attitudes and behaviour. It is concerned with:

  • The myths and visions of imperialism;
  • The nature and extent of ethnocentric attitudes, declared and undeclared;
  • The use of education as a means of disseminating and reinforcing imperial images;
  • The changing concept of imperialism as reflected in the emphases of educational literature
  • The different perceptions of imperialism in the various social and ethnic strata of metropolitan and overseas communities and education systems
  • The assimiliation, adaptation and rejection of metropolitan educational models
  • The issue of imperial education as enlightenment, hegemony and control.

The book features chapters by educationalists, historians and sociologists on education as a cornerstone in the construction of imperial control.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Imperialism, History and Education J A Mangan 1 Imperialism in the Study and Teaching of History Richard Aldrich 2 English Elementary Education and the Growth of the Imperial Ideal: 1880-1914 Pamela Horn 3 The Nineteenth-Century English Preparatory School: cradle and crèche of Empire? Donald Leinster-Mackay 4 Imperialism and the Irish National School System John Coolahan 5 The Newfoundland School Society 1823-55: Missionary Enterprise or Cultural Imperalism? W P McCann 6 Imperialism, Patriotism and Kiwi primary schooling between the Wars R Openshaw 7 Socialisation, imperialism and war: Ideology and Ethnicity in Australian corporate schools 1880-1918 Geoffrey Sherington and Mark Connellan 8 Race, Gender and Imperialism: A Century of Black Girls’ Education in South Africa Deborah Gaitskell 9 Public-School Freemasonry in the Empire: ‘Mafia of the Mediocre’? Paul J Rich 10 Education, Emigration and Empire: the Colonial College, 1887-1905 Patrick A Dune 11 British Colonial Educational Policy: A Synonym For Cultural Imperialism? Clive Whitehead. Index.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU016000
EDUCATION / History
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REFERENCE / General