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  • International Review of History Education

    International Review of History Education, Volume 3

    Edited by Alaric Dickinson, Peter Gordon, Peter Lee

    The third volume in this international review takes "raising standards" as its central theme. Raising standards is no simple matter, either conceptually or empirically, whatever politicians might think. If it is to happen, it must draw on research and practical experience from other countries.…

    Paperback – 2014-07-17
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  • Understanding History

    International Review of History Education 4

    Edited by Ros Ashby, Professor Peter Gordon, Peter Lee

    What sense do children and young people make of history? How do they cope with competing historical accounts in textbooks? How do they think historical or archaeological claims are supported or rejected? And whatever students think about history, how do their teachers see history…

    Paperback – 2014-05-30
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  • Universities and the State in England, 1850-1939

    By Keith Vernon

    The question of the relationships between universities and the state is one of considerable current concern and debate. This book studies the development of the modern university system in England from the mid-nineteenth century to the outbreak of the Second World War, focusing on the role of the…

    Paperback – 2014-05-30
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  • Musical Visitors to Britain

    By Peter Gordon

    Britain has attracted many musical visitors to its shores. A varied and often eccentric collection of individuals, some were invited by royalty with musical tastes, some were refugees from religious or political oppression, some were spies, and others came to escape debt or even charges of murder.…

    Paperback – 2005-09-12
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  • Curriculum Change in Secondary Schools, 1957-2004

    A curriculum roundabout?

    By Norman Evans

    This book is about curriculum change in secondary schools and shows how the quality of education has been affected by increasing intervention from central government. Following the story of one secondary school between 1957 and 2004, Norman Evans looks at: * the school before and after the…

    Paperback – 2005-08-25
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  • The Schooling of Working-Class Girls in Victorian Scotland

    Gender, Education and Identity

    By Jane McDermid

    The portrayal of Scotland as a particularly patriarchal society has traditionally had the effect of marginalizing Scottish women, both teachers and students, in both Scottish and British history. The Schooling of Working-Class Girls in Victorian Scotland examines and challenges this assumption and…

    Paperback – 2005-07-28
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  • The Struggle for the General Teaching Council

    By Richard Willis

    This book chronicles the history of the struggle to promote a self-governing body for the teaching profession from its early problems at the start of the twentieth century right through to the establishment of the General Teaching Council of England in 2000. It also explores the interest groups and…

    Paperback – 2004-12-23
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  • Teachers and Football

    Schoolboy Association Football in England, 1885-1915

    By Colm Kerrigan

    The 1870 Education Act that opened up elementary education for all children contained no provision for outdoor games. This book explains how teachers, through the elementary school football association, introduced boys to organized football as an out-of-school activity. The influence and…

    Paperback – 2004-12-10
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  • Education and Labour Party Ideologies 1900-2001and Beyond

    By Denis Lawton

    In 1997 Tony Blair broke with tradition by naming education as a major priority for the General Election Manifesto. In the past, Labour leaders had tended to give education a much lower priority. Despite this, Blair has been greatly criticised for his educational programme 1997-2001. Was he taking…

    Paperback – 2004-09-30
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  • Clara Collet, 1860-1948

    An Educated Working Woman

    By Deborah Mcdonald

    This absorbing account of the life and work of Clara Collet, a leading economist, statistician and champion of women's employment, is the first biography of this remarkable woman and reveals through Collet's diaries her fascinating personal life. An early female university graduate (1880), then…

    Paperback – 2004-02-05
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  • Becoming Teachers

    Texts and Testimonies, 1907-1950

    Edited by Peter Cunningham, Philip Gardner

    There is an extraordinary gap in the published history of schooling in the twentieth century. Nowhere is the voice of the teacher, telling his or her own story, extensively to be heard. This book, drawing not only upon the official documentary record, but also upon the previously untapped…

    Paperback – 2004-02-05
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  • Public or Private Education?

    Lessons from History

    By Richard Aldrich

    This collection of essays, edited by the distinguished historian of education Richard Aldrich, examines past, present and future relationships between the private and public dimensions of knowledge and education. Following the introduction, it is divided into three sections: * key themes and…

    Paperback – 2004-02-05
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  • Teacher Training at Cambridge

    The Initiatives of Oscar Browning and Elizabeth Hughes

    By Pam Hirsch, Mark McBeth

    This book focuses on two educationalists, Oscar Browning (1837-1923) and Elizabeth Hughes (1852-1925) who were the principals of the two separate day training colleges for men and women at Cambridge. The early initiatives of these two leaders began the development of education studies at Cambridge…

    Paperback – 2004-01-01
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  • Royal Education

    Past, Present and Future

    By Professor Peter Gordon, Peter Gordon, Professor Denis Lawton, Denis Lawton

    Many people assume that kings and queens have generally received a "good education", perhaps the best that money could buy at the time. This book investigates the reality: what is known about the education of British sovereigns from the beginning of the Tudor period to the end of the 20th…

    Paperback – 2003-08-30
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  • Higher Education and Policy-making in Twentieth-century England

    By Harold Silver

    This book explores the changing patterns of higher education in England in the twentieth century, the types of institutions and the emergence of a 'system' of education. At the same time it traces the relationship between the writer-advocates of higher education and the changing world of higher…

    Paperback – 2003-07-15
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  • British Private Schools

    Research on Policy and Practice

    Edited by Geoffrey Walford

    British private schools are a continuing topic of fascination for many. In particular, the leading so-called public schools have long been subjected both to criticism for their elitism and praise for their academic success. Traditionally, Conservative governments have strongly supported the private…

    Paperback – 2003-06-29
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  • Dictionary of British Education

    By Professor Peter Gordon, Peter Gordon, Professor Denis Lawton, Denis Lawton

    This is an up-to-date guide for teachers and parents, administrators, governors , students and others to help the find their way about the increasingly complex world of education. The main section provides a dictionary that is more than a simple set of definitions: many words in education have been…

    Paperback – 2003-04-01
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  • A Genealogy of Equality

    The Curriculum for Social Work Education and Training

    By Dr Hilary Walker, Hilary Walker

    This account of the incorporation of issues of equality into the social work education curriculum focuses upon the period between 1989 and 1995, a time of considerable activity and rapid change. It is based upon research carried out by the author whilst studying for a doctorate in education.…

    Paperback – 2002-10-01
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  • The TUC and Education Reform, 1926-1970

    By Dr Clive Griggs, Clive Griggs

    This book covers a crucial period for the development of state education in Britain; the advent of the comprehensive debate before and during the Second World War; the War years themselves and the 1944 Education Act; the post-War Labour Government; and Churchill's last government in a time of…

    Hardback – 2002-09-19
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  • Gender, Colonialism and Education

    An International Perspective

    By Joyce Goodman, Jane Martin

    An examination of the ways in which gender intersects with informal and formal education in England, Germany, Indonesia, South Africa, USA and the Netherlands. The book looks at various issues including: citizenship; authority; colonialism and education; and the construction of national identities.…

    Paperback – 2002-07-30
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  • Power to Teach

    Learning Through Practice

    By Wendy Robinson

    This book illustrates hitherto unexamined connections between the present state of teacher education in the UK and past models of practice. It locates contemporary debates within ongoing historical tensions over what constitutes a sound and proper start to a career in teaching. Questions as to the…

    Paperback – 2002-07-22
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  • A History of Western Educational Ideas

    By Professor Peter Gordon, Peter Gordon, Professor Denis Lawton, Denis Lawton

    There are many aspects of an education system that only make sense if we know how that system has developed over time. Part of this comes from knowing how institutions have changed, but it is also important to understand how ideas in education have developed.This book discusses the continuous…

    Paperback – 2002-04-30
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  • Socialism and Education in Britain 1883-1902

    By Kevin Manton

    Examines the British socialist movement in the last two decades of the 19th century through its policies on children's education. The author reassesses the nature of these policies and comments on the validity of those historiographical models used in analyses of the socialism of this period.…

    Hardback – 2001-09-29
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  • The School Textbook

    History, Geography and Social Studies

    By William E. Marsden

    A study of the school textbook grounded in historical and comparative perspectives. The approach is broadly chronological, revealing changes in the theory and practice of textbook production and use. The book focuses largely on three associated subjects - geography, history and social studies.…

    Paperback – 2001-09-29
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  • The Values Debate

    A Voice from the Pupils

    By Leslie J. Francis

    Presents findings from a survey conducted among 30,000 13-15 year olds throughout England and Wales, giving particular attention to social, personal and moral issues.…

    Paperback – 2001-06-30
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  • Dictionary of British Women's Organisations, 1825-1960

    Edited by David Doughan, Professor Peter Gordon, Peter Gordon

    This dictionary is the first attempt to identify systematically the large heterogeneous group of women's organisations that grew up from the early 19th century up to the beginning of the modern women's movement, from women abolitionists and Chartists through Social workers, nurses, suffragists and…

    Paperback – 2001-03-31
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  • Values and the Curriculum

    Edited by Jo Cairns, Roy Gardner, Denis Lawton

    In this volume, educationists and experts on values, including the Archbishop of Canterbury, discuss the question of values and the curriculum in societies which are changing rapidly and in which disagreements about values are sometimes acrimonious.…

    Paperback – 2000-10-30
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  • International Yearbook of History Education

    Edited by A. Dickinson, P. Gordon, P. Lee, J. Slater

    First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Hardback – 1996-07-31
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  • In History and in Education

    Essays presented to Peter Gordon

    Edited by Richard Aldrich

    This tribute from historian and educationists to the work and influence of Peter Gordon, Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Education in London, is grouped round the central theme of the educational history of the 19th and 20th centuries.…

    Hardback – 1996-06-29
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