The Education of the People

Author: Mary Sturt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135030650
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Originally published in 1967.This book illustrates how, during the nineteenth century, the idea grew up that the provision of universal education was one of the functions of the state. The volume is also a history of that period of education, discussing the main events and describing the actual conditions of the schools.

Essays in the History of Irish Education

Author: Brendan Walsh
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137514825
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This book provides a complete overview of the development of education in Ireland including the complex issue of how religion can coexist with education and how a national identity can be aided through Irish language teaching. It also offers a comprehensive exploration of the development, issues, challenges and future of education in Ireland within the context of historical studies.

Childhood Transformed

Author: Eric Hopkins
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719038679
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A study of the shift from work to school in working-class childhood in the 19th century. Hopkins (economic and social history, U. of Birmingham) argues that this change was accompanied by improvements for many in health, nutrition, and leisure. He examines children's work in agriculture and industry, compulsory education, and the children's treatment in workhouses, prisons, industrial schools, and reformatories. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Schooling of Girls in Britain and Ireland 1800 1900

Author: Jane McDermid
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415181968
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book compares the formal education of the majority of girls in Britain and Ireland in the nineteenth century. Previous books about ‘Britain’ invariably focus on England, and such ‘British’ studies tend not to include Ireland despite its incorporation into the Union in 1801. The Schooling of Girls in Britain and Ireland, 1800-1900presents a comparative synthesis of the schooling of working and middle-class girls in the Victorian period, with the emphasis on the interaction of gender, social class, religion and nationality across the UK. It reveals similarities as well as differences between both the social classes and the constituent parts of the Union, including strikingly similar concerns about whether working-class girls could fulfill their domestic responsibilities. What they had in common with middle-class girls was that they were to be educated for the good of others. This study shows how middle-class women used educational reform to carve a public role for themselves on the basis of a domesticated life for their lower class ‘sisters’, confirming that Victorian feminism was both empowering and constraining by reinforcing conventional gender stereotypes.