Transformations in Schooling: Historical and Comparative Perspectives

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By the end of the twentieth century, formal schooling in many countries—once largely the privilege of elite males—had become more accessible to women, members of the working class, and some minority ethnic groups. The essays in this edited volume explore the historical origins of this transformation in different social and political contexts, analyzing struggles over schooling in Australia, Canada, China, Columbia, India, the United States, and South Africa.

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Overview

By the end of the twentieth century, formal schooling in many countries—once largely the privilege of elite males—had become more accessible to women, members of the working class, and some minority ethnic groups. The essays in this edited volume explore the historical origins of this transformation in different social and political contexts, analyzing struggles over schooling in Australia, Canada, China, Columbia, India, the United States, and South Africa.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781403974044
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 4/3/2007
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 6.39 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 0.86 (d)

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Kim Tolley is Associate Professor in the School of Education and Leadership at Notre Dame de Namur University, California. She co-edited Chartered Schools: Two Hundred Years of Independent Academies in the United States and is the author of The Science Education of American Girls.

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Table of Contents

Comparative Perspectives on States, Communities, and Schooling: An Introduction—Kim Tolley
• Middle Class Formations and the Emergence of National Schooling: a Historiographical Review of the Australian Debate—Geoffrey Sherington & Craig Campbell
• Education and State Formation Reconsidered: Chinese School Identity in Postwar Singapore—Ting-Hong Wong
• Disciplining Liberty: Struggles for Schooling in Early National Columbia, 1820-1839—Meri Clark
• State Schooling in the Raj: Disengagement and Lesson Teaching to an Urban Elite—Tim Allender
• In the Pay of the Public: Changing Ideas about Gender and the Political Economy of Teaching in 19th Century New York—Nancy Beadie
• The Teaching Family, the State, and New Women in Nineteenth-Century South Australia—Kay Whitehead
• From Spaniard to Mexican and then American: Perspectives on the Southwestern Latino School Experience, 1800-1900Victoria Maria-MacDonald and Mark Nilles
• Cultural Categories, Hegemony, and the Schooling of the Lumbee Indians in Nineteenth-Century North Carolina—Heather Kimberly Dial
• Historic Equity and Diversity Policies in Canada, by Reva Joshee and Laurie Johnson
• The 1934 South African Education Conference as a Benchmark of Changing Educational Discourse?—Peter Kallaway
• The "Historicality" of the Individual, Community, and State: Reflections on Historiography—Kim Tolley

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