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International Yearbook of History Education

International Yearbook of History Education

A. Dickinson, P. Gordon, P. Lee, J. Slater
July 28, 2016

First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Socialism and Education in Britain 1883-1902

Socialism and Education in Britain 1883-1902

Kevin Manton
June 03, 2016

Examines the British socialist movement in the last two decades of the 19th century through its policies on children's education. The author reassesses the nature of these policies and comments on the validity of those historiographical models used in analyses of the socialism of this period....

International Review of History Education: International Review of History Education, Volume 3

International Review of History Education: International Review of History Education, Volume 3

Alaric Dickinson, Peter Gordon, Peter Lee
July 17, 2014

The third volume in this international review takes "raising standards" as its central theme. Raising standards is no simple matter, either conceptually or empirically, whatever politicians might think. If it is to happen, it must draw on research and practical experience from other countries....

Understanding History: International Review of History Education 4

Understanding History: International Review of History Education 4

Ros Ashby, Professor Peter Gordon, Peter Lee
May 30, 2014

What sense do children and young people make of history? How do they cope with competing historical accounts in textbooks? How do they think historical or archaeological claims are supported or rejected? And whatever students think about history, how do their teachers see history...

Universities and the State in England, 1850-1939

Universities and the State in England, 1850-1939

Keith Vernon
May 30, 2014

The question of the relationships between universities and the state is one of considerable current concern and debate. This book studies the development of the modern university system in England from the mid-nineteenth century to the outbreak of the Second World War, focusing on the role of the...

Musical Visitors to Britain

Musical Visitors to Britain

Peter Gordon
September 12, 2005

Britain has attracted many musical visitors to its shores. A varied and often eccentric collection of individuals, some were invited by royalty with musical tastes, some were refugees from religious or political oppression, some were spies, and others came to escape debt or even charges of murder....

Curriculum Change in Secondary Schools, 1957-2004: A curriculum roundabout?

Curriculum Change in Secondary Schools, 1957-2004: A curriculum roundabout?

Norman Evans
August 25, 2005

This book is about curriculum change in secondary schools and shows how the quality of education has been affected by increasing intervention from central government. Following the story of one secondary school between 1957 and 2004, Norman Evans looks at: * the school before and after the...

The Schooling of Working-Class Girls in Victorian Scotland: Gender, Education and Identity

The Schooling of Working-Class Girls in Victorian Scotland: Gender, Education and Identity

Jane McDermid
July 28, 2005

The portrayal of Scotland as a particularly patriarchal society has traditionally had the effect of marginalizing Scottish women, both teachers and students, in both Scottish and British history. The Schooling of Working-Class Girls in Victorian Scotland examines and challenges this assumption and...

The Struggle for the General Teaching Council

The Struggle for the General Teaching Council

Richard Willis
December 23, 2004

This book chronicles the history of the struggle to promote a self-governing body for the teaching profession from its early problems at the start of the twentieth century right through to the establishment of the General Teaching Council of England in 2000. It also explores the interest groups and...

Teachers and Football: Schoolboy Association Football in England, 1885-1915

Teachers and Football: Schoolboy Association Football in England, 1885-1915

Colm Kerrigan
December 10, 2004

The 1870 Education Act that opened up elementary education for all children contained no provision for outdoor games. This book explains how teachers, through the elementary school football association, introduced boys to organized football as an out-of-school activity. The influence and...

Education and Labour Party Ideologies 1900-2001and Beyond

Education and Labour Party Ideologies 1900-2001and Beyond

Denis Lawton
September 30, 2004

In 1997 Tony Blair broke with tradition by naming education as a major priority for the General Election Manifesto. In the past, Labour leaders had tended to give education a much lower priority. Despite this, Blair has been greatly criticised for his educational programme 1997-2001. Was he taking...

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