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The Children of England: A Contribution to Social History and to Education

The Children of England: A Contribution to Social History and to Education

1st Edition

J J Findlay
March 25, 2014

As much a social history as a volume charting the history of education this book examines the major forces influencing education in England during the 19th and early 20th centuries, such as class differences, economic success and poverty, the legacy of the industrial revolution and factors such as...

Learning for Life: Politics and Progress in Recurrent Education

Learning for Life: Politics and Progress in Recurrent Education

1st Edition

Frank Molyneux, George Low, Gerry Fowler
March 25, 2014

Although the 1970s and 1980s witnessed a widespread reaction against investment in education there has been an extraordinary growth of interest in recurrent education. This book, sponsored by the Association for Recurrent Education, reports these considerable developments in both theory and...

The Economics of Education

The Economics of Education

1st Edition

John Sheehan
March 25, 2014

This book is a survey of the principal aspects of the economics of education, such as the demand for education as consumption and as an investment, good education and economic growth, education and manpower needs, and the finance of education. In some cases in recent years, economic theory has been...

The Costs of Education

The Costs of Education

1st Edition

John Vaizey
March 25, 2014

This is the first book which authoritatively reviews the UK expenditure on education from 1920 – 1955, both by local authorities and private schools. The book takes the main elements of education in turn and discusses them in detail. There are original studies of local authority finance, of...

Education and the Second World War: Studies in Schooling and Social Change

Education and the Second World War: Studies in Schooling and Social Change

1st Edition

Roy Lowe
March 25, 2014

This was the first book which globally surveyed the impact of the Second World War on schooling. It offers fascinating comparisons of the impact of total war, both in terms of physical disruption and its effects on the ideology of schooling. By analysing the effects on the education systems of each...

The Higher Education of the Young

The Higher Education of the Young

1st Edition

S H. Sadler
March 25, 2014

Taking into account the rapid progress in all areas of life that was made at the turn of the 20th century this volume discusses how best to educate both sexes, from all social classes, referring to Greek, Roman and Egyptian education as a starting point....

Education and the Urban Crisis

Education and the Urban Crisis

1st Edition

Frank Field
March 25, 2014

Based on two conferences, this volume explores trends during the 1960s and 1970s in inner city areas in the United Kingdom. It describes how the inner city is losing jobs and skilled workers and, as the population falls, the number of disadvantaged people and those claiming benefits is increasing....

The Philosophy of Primary Education (RLE Edu K): An Introduction

The Philosophy of Primary Education (RLE Edu K): An Introduction

1st Edition

R F Dearden
March 25, 2014

This volume provides a rigorous examination of theoretical concepts such as need, interest, growth, play, experience, activity and self-expression. It also makes an important contribution towards getting a closely argued educational theory. In the first part of the book the author establishes...

School and Society in Victorian Britain: Joseph Payne and the New World of Education

School and Society in Victorian Britain: Joseph Payne and the New World of Education

1st Edition

Richard Aldrich
March 25, 2014

Drawing on hitherto-unused sources this book represents a shift in the historiography of British education. At the centre of the investigation is Joseph Payne. He was one of the group of pioneers who founded the College of Preceptors in 1846 and in 1873 he was appointed to the first professorship...

The Little Ed Book

The Little Ed Book

1st Edition

Guy Claxton
March 25, 2014

Writing principally for teachers-in-training and for new teachers, Guy Claxton offers a fresh approach to what is often a stuffy and polemical area. New teachers today are being bombarded from all sides with advice, prescriptions and demands about what they ought to be, and about personal and...

Education in Ancient Rome: From the Elder Cato to the Younger Pliny

Education in Ancient Rome: From the Elder Cato to the Younger Pliny

1st Edition

Stanley Bonner
March 25, 2014

This volume examines the development, structure and role of education from the third century B.C to the time of Trajan, a period which saw great changes in Roman society. When originally published it was the first complete review of the subject for half a century and was based on a new collection...

Education in the Secondary Modern School

Education in the Secondary Modern School

1st Edition

J JB Dempster
March 25, 2014

The articles which make up this book, originally published in the journal The Schoolmaster were originally published at the time of The Education Act 1944 which changed the education system for secondary schools in England and Wales. This Act made secondary education free for all pupils and...

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