Public or Private Education?: Lessons from History / Edition 1

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"This book, edited by the distinguished historian of education Richard Aldrich, brings historical perspectives to bear upon current debates about the relative merits of public and private education." This book will be required reading, not only in respect of contemporary and historical debates about public and private spheres in education, but also with reference to the wider themes of the creation, diffusion and ownership of knowledge.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780713040616
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/23/2004
  • Series: Woburn Education Series
  • Edition description: ANN
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Gender and the private/public debate on education in the long eighteenth century 15
2 Changing the boundaries : the voluntary system, private popular education and the battle for useful knowledge, c.1830s-c.1860s 36
3 From incorporation to privatisation : public and private secondary education in twentieth-century England 53
4 Round and round the mulberry bush : the balance of public and private in early education and childcare in the twentieth century 75
5 Birds, bees and general embarrassment : sex education in Britain, from social purity to Section 28 98
6 Domestic science : the education of girls at home 116
7 Family history and the history of the family 127
8 Changing conceptions of public and private in American educational history 147
9 Public commitment and private choice in Australian secondary education 167
10 Public, private and globalised international education 189
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