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  • The Transformation of Women?s Collegiate Educationby Patrick Dilley

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 47.53

    This book examines the life of Virginia Gildersleeve, the dean of Barnard College from 1911 to 1947, who dedicated her life to expanding women?s collegiate opportunities to match those of men, and to allow women entry into professional and graduate programs. Gildersleeve was the first academic to use the media to define for the American public... more...

  • Building a New Educational Stateby Joan Malczewski

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 55.00

    Building a New Educational State examines the dynamic process of black education reform during the Jim Crow era in North Carolina and Mississippi. Through extensive archival research, Joan Malczewski explores the initiatives of foundations and reformers at the top, the impact of their work at the state and local level, and the agency of southerners?including... more...

  • Funding the Rise of Mass Schoolingby Johannes Westberg

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 85.56

    This book presents expert analysis on how the remarkable rise of mass schooling was funded during the nineteenth century. Based on rich source materials from rural Swedish school districts, and drawing up evidence from schooling in countries including France, Germany, England and the U.S., Westberg examines the moral considerations that guided economic... more...

  • Elementary Schooling and the Working Classes, 1860-1918by J. S. Hurt

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 140.00

    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 examining the quality of the meals themselves, before the... more...

  • Education and Imperial Unity, 1901-1926by James G. Greenlee

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 155.00

    Under the influence of mounting foreign competition in the late-Victorian and Edwardian periods, many Britons sought to bolster England?s world position by reinforcing the unity of the Empire. For the most part their effort were channelled into an attempt to construct a formal political union or federation of Britain?s overseas dominions. However,... more...

  • The Universities in the Nineteenth Centuryby Michael Sanderson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 140.00

    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 fundamental debate than the second half of the nineteenth... more...

  • The Higher Education of Women in England and America, 1865-1920by Elizabeth Seymour Eschbach

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 140.00

    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 and England, and will be of interest to students of... more...

  • Pestalozziby M. R. Heafford

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 125.00

    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. Dealing first with the various aspects of his ?Method?,... more...

  • Georg Kerschensteinerby Diane Simons

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 125.00

    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 title will be of interest to students of education... more...

  • The Education Act, 1918by Lawrence Andrews

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 125.00

    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 thereby?, and in so doing, laid the framework for the... more...