Targeting Schools: Drill, Militarism and Imperialism (Woburn Education Series)

Overview

Militarism was inseparable from imperialism in Britain, as in other imperialist nations, and its proponents saw schools as ideal means by which to give the nation's youth an early introduction to military drill. This book traces the history of military drill for pupils in elementary schools from 1870-1914.

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Overview

Militarism was inseparable from imperialism in Britain, as in other imperialist nations, and its proponents saw schools as ideal means by which to give the nation's youth an early introduction to military drill. This book traces the history of military drill for pupils in elementary schools from 1870-1914.

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Traces the development of military drill in British elementary schools from 1870 to 1914. Penn (history of education, Huddersfield Polytechnic) discusses the debates over drills in the Houses of Parliament, shows how children of all ages and both sexes were taught drills, and covers the controversy between military drill and the more benign physical exercises which had not been resolved by the time war broke out in 1914. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780713040388
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/28/2004
  • Series: Woburn Education Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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History of Education, Vol 29, No 2, March 2000

"Penn"s major contribution in this book is his detailed examination of the political processes surrounding the militarist campaign that "targeted schools" ... One of the significant contributions Penn makes is to our understanding of the persistence of militarism as an ideology underpinning the practices of physical education in British schools."

Albion

"addresses an important and hitherto neglected area of education history with skill and insight"

History of Education

"an engaging story of conflicting ideologies, shifting alliances and contestation of the form and substance of aspects of school practice.. Provides a clear illustration of the ways in which school practices are embedded in broader public discourses and so of the complexity of the relationship between school and society.

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