Mass Education and the Limits of State Building, c.1870-1930

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The first comparative study of the spread of mass education around the world in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this unique new book uses a bottom-up focus and demonstrates, to an extent not appreciated hitherto, the gulf between the intentions of the government and the reality on the ground.

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Overview

The first comparative study of the spread of mass education around the world in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this unique new book uses a bottom-up focus and demonstrates, to an extent not appreciated hitherto, the gulf between the intentions of the government and the reality on the ground.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230273504
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/27/2012
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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LAURENCE BROCKLISS Fellow of Magdalen College, UK, and Director of the Oxford Centre for the History of Childhood. His area of research is the history of education, science and medicine in Britain and France. His latest book, co-edited with Heather Montgomery, is Childhood and Violence in Western Tradition (2010).

NICOLA SHELDON has degrees in history from Manchester and Oxford Universities and worked as a teacher of history and politics, and latterly as a head teacher, in sixth form colleges from 1987-2003. Since 2009, she has been working on the History in Education Project (www.history.ac.uk/historyineducation). From late 2011, she will be working for the Institute of Education, London.

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Table of Contents

Preface
List of Contributors
Note on Timelines and Glossaries
General Introduction
PART I: THE BRITISH ISLES
Introduction
Citizenship, Moral Education and the English Elementary School; S.Wright
Elite Education and the Development of Mass Elementary Schooling in England, 1870-1930; H.Ellis
Faith and Nationhood: Church, State and the Provision of Schooling in Ireland, 1870-1930; D.Raftery & M.Relihan
PART II: CONTINENTAL EUROPE
Introduction
From the Zwergschule (One-Room Schoolhouse) to the Comprehensive School: German Elementary Schools in Imperial Germany and the Weimar Republic, 1870–1930; G.Budde
'Schools are Society's Salvation': The State and Mass Education in France 1870-1930; J.F.Chanet
Russia and the Soviet Union: Schooling, Citizenship and the Reach of the State, 1870-1945; B.Eklof
PART III: THE WIDER WORLD
Introduction
'To Become Good Members of Civil Society and Patriotic Americans': Mass Education in the United States, 1870-1930; E.Berg
Primary Education and the Construction of Citizenship in Brazil, 1870-1930: Progress and Tensions; M.C.Soares de Gouvea & A.F. Schueller
The Role of Mass Education in Nation Building in the Ottoman Empire and the Turkish Republic, 1870-1930; N.Cicek
PART VI: THE COLONIAL EMPIRES
Introduction
'Education for Every Son and Daughter of South Africa': Race, Class and the Compulsory Education Debate in the Cape Colony; S. E. Duff
India's Trials with Citizenship, Modernisation and Nationhood; N.Kumar
Index

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