The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in the History of Education

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This Reader brings together a wide range of material to present an international perspective on topical issues in history of education today. Focusing on the enduring trends in this field, this lively and informative Reader provides broad coverage of the subject and includes crucial topics such as:
* higher education
* informal agencies of education
* schooling, the state and local government
* education and social change and inequality
* curriculum
* teachers and pupils
* education, work and the economy
* education and national identity.
With an emphasis on contemporary pieces that deal with issues relevant to the immediate real world, this book represents the research and views of some of the most respected authors in the field today. Gary McCulloch also includes a specially written introduction which provides a much-needed context to the role of history in the current educational climate.
Students of history and history of education will find this Reader an important route map to further reading and understanding.

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Meet the Author

Gary McCulloch is Brian Simon Chair of History of Education at the Institute of Education, University of London. He is also Vice President of the History of Education Society, and Editor of the international History of Education journal, published by T&F. His current research is on the history of secondary education and on theory, methodology and biography in the history of education. He has published widely in the field, including a major works set for Routledge.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : history of education 1
1 Social control and intellectual excellence : Oxbridge and Edinburgh (1560-1983) 15
2 Going to university in England between the wars : access and funding 33
3 On literacy in the Renaissance : review and reflections 51
4 Schoolgirl to career girl : the city as educative space 68
5 Family formation, schooling and the patriarchal state 83
6 Technical education and state formation in nineteenth-century England and France 100
7 To 'blaise the trail for women to follow along' : sex, gender and the politics of education on the London School Board (1870-1904) 118
8 Can education change society? 139
9 Schooling as an impediment to social mobility in nineteenth and twentieth century Britain 151
10 Eton in India : the imperial diffusion of a Victorian educational ethic 163
11 Catholic influence and the secondary school curriculum in Ireland, 1922-1962 179
12 The symbiotic embrace : American Indians, white educators and the school, 1820s-1920s 195
13 Classroom teachers and educational change 1876-1996 214
14 Entering the world of work : the transition from youth to adulthood in modern European society 233
15 Politicians and economic panic 246
16 Education in Wales : a historical perspective 265
17 'There's no place like home' : education and the making of national identity 273
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