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  1. International Review of History Education

    International Review of History Education, Volume 3

    Edited by Alaric Dickinson, Peter Gordon, Peter Lee

    Series: Woburn Education Series

    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....

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Understanding History

    International Review of History Education 4

    Edited by Ros Ashby, Professor Peter Gordon, Peter Lee

    Series: Woburn Education Series

    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...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Universities and the State in England, 1850-1939

    By Keith Vernon

    Series: Woburn Education Series

    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...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Musical Visitors to Britain

    By Peter Gordon

    Series: Woburn Education Series

    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....

    Published September 12th 2005 by Routledge

  5. Curriculum Change in Secondary Schools, 1957-2004

    A curriculum roundabout?

    By Norman Evans

    Series: Woburn Education Series

    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...

    Published August 25th 2005 by Routledge

  6. The Schooling of Working-Class Girls in Victorian Scotland

    Gender, Education and Identity

    By Jane McDermid

    Series: Woburn Education Series

    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...

    Published July 28th 2005 by Routledge

  7. The Struggle for the General Teaching Council

    By Richard Willis

    Series: Woburn Education Series

    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...

    Published December 23rd 2004 by Routledge

  8. Teachers and Football

    Schoolboy Association Football in England, 1885-1915

    By Colm Kerrigan

    Series: Woburn Education Series

    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...

    Published December 10th 2004 by Routledge

  9. Education and Labour Party Ideologies 1900-2001and Beyond

    By Denis Lawton

    Series: Woburn Education Series

    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...

    Published September 30th 2004 by Routledge

  10. Clara Collet, 1860-1948

    An Educated Working Woman

    By Deborah Mcdonald

    Series: Woburn Education Series

    This absorbing account of the life and work of Clara Collet, a leading economist, statistician and champion of women's employment, is the first biography of this remarkable woman and reveals through Collet's diaries her fascinating personal life. An early female university graduate (1880), then...

    Published February 5th 2004 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. A History of Western Educational Ideas
    By Professor Peter Gordon, Peter Gordon, Professor Denis Lawton, Denis Lawton
    To Be Published June 11th 2016

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