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The Universities in the Nineteenth Century

The Universities in the Nineteenth Century

1st Edition

Michael Sanderson
May 28, 2018

This title, first published in 1975, analyses the ways in which developments in Victorian universities have shaped both the structure and the assumptions of British higher education in the twentieth century. No period of British higher education has been more full of change nor so rooted in...

The Origins of Civic Universities: Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool

The Origins of Civic Universities: Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool

1st Edition

David R. Jones
April 17, 2018

This book, first published in 1988, examines the origins, purposes and functioning of the civic universities founded in the second half of the nineteenth century and discusses their significance within both local and wider communities. It argues that the civic universities – and those of the...

The Education Act, 1918

The Education Act, 1918

1st Edition

Lawrence Andrews
April 17, 2018

This study, first published in 1976, evaluates the important contribution of the Education Act, 1918, to the development of education in England and Wales during the twentieth century. The Act aimed to establish ‘a national system of public education available for all persons capable of profiting...

Georg Kerschensteiner: His Thought and its Relevance Today

Georg Kerschensteiner: His Thought and its Relevance Today

1st Edition

Diane Simons
April 17, 2018

This book, first published in 1966, is an introduction to the life and work of Georg Kerschensteiner, the pioneer of the modern German system of vocational education, a system which is largely responsible for Germany’s remarkable industrial recovery and advancement after the Second World War. This...

The Higher Education of Women in England and America, 1865-1920

The Higher Education of Women in England and America, 1865-1920

1st Edition

Elizabeth Seymour Eschbach
April 17, 2018

This study, first published in 1993, traces the path of women toward intellectual emancipation from eighteenth-century precedents, through the hard-won access to college education in the nineteenth-century, to the triumphs of the early 1900s. The author compares women's experiences in both the US...

Victorian Education and the Ideal of Womanhood

Victorian Education and the Ideal of Womanhood

1st Edition

Joan N. Burstyn
April 17, 2018

This study, first published in 1980, argues that higher education for women was accepted by the end of the nineteenth-century, and higher education was becoming a desirable preparation for teachers in girls’ schools. By accepting the opponents’ claim that higher education for women had the...

A History of Manchester College: From its Foundation in Manchester to its Establishment in Oxford

A History of Manchester College: From its Foundation in Manchester to its Establishment in Oxford

1st Edition

V. D. Davis
April 17, 2018

This book, first published in 1932, tells the progress of Manchester College, founded in Manchester in 1786, and since 1889 established at Oxford, as a postgraduate School of Theology and place of training for the ministry of religion. This title will be of interest to students of history and...

The Educational World of Edward Thring: A Centenary Study

The Educational World of Edward Thring: A Centenary Study

1st Edition

Donald Leinster-Mackay
April 17, 2018

This book, first published in 1987, attempts to take fresh stock of a man who made a great impact on nineteenth-century English Secondary Education. A quasi psycho-biographical approach is adopted from the beginning so that Thring, the man, is examined from the perspective of his paradoxes,...

Elementary Schooling and the Working Classes, 1860-1918

Elementary Schooling and the Working Classes, 1860-1918

1st Edition

J. S. Hurt
April 17, 2018

This study, first published in 1979, analyses the attitude of various income and occupational groups to elementary schools both before and after the introduction of compulsory school attendance. It also discusses the efforts made by voluntary organisations to provide school meals, as well as...

Pestalozzi: His Thought and its Relevance Today

Pestalozzi: His Thought and its Relevance Today

1st Edition

M. R. Heafford
April 17, 2018

This book, first published in 1967, begins with a description of Pestalozzi’s life in which the factors which influenced his development are outlined and the history of his educational institutes described. The author then presents Pestalozzi’s most important educational ideas in a systematic way....

Where Did We Go Wrong?: Industrial Performance, Education and the Economy in Victorian Britain

Where Did We Go Wrong?: Industrial Performance, Education and the Economy in Victorian Britain

1st Edition

Gordon Roderick, Michael Stephens
April 17, 2018

This series of edited papers, first published in 1981, examines Britain’s industrial and commercial performance in the 19th and 20th centuries against the background of the development of state education. The performance of certain key 19th century manufacturing industries are analysed and the...

Samuel Wilderspin and the Infant School Movement

Samuel Wilderspin and the Infant School Movement

1st Edition

Phillip McCann, Francis A. Young
April 17, 2018

Samuel Wilderspin became a household name in his own lifetime. Befriended by Dickens, lampooned by Cruikshank, his achievements discussed in Parliament, he was one of the best known educators of the 1830s and 1840s. However, Wilderspin’s consistent opposition to denominational education combined...

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