Educational Foundations

History of Education

  1. American Education

    A History, 5th Edition

    By Wayne J. Urban, Jennings L. Wagoner, Jr.

    American Education: A History, 5e is a comprehensive, highly-regarded history of American education from pre-colonial times to the present. Chronologically organized, it provides an objective overview of each major period in the development of American education, setting the discussion against the...

    Published August 5th 2013 by Routledge

  2. A Mirror to Kathleen's Face (Routledge Revivals)

    Education in Independent Ireland 1922-60

    By Donald Akenson

    First published in 1975, Donald Akenson’s book was at the forefront of a radically new approach to the study of Irish educational history. Instead of investigating the evolution of the schools as an isolated process, he explores the complex interrelations of Irish education, institutions and...

    Published March 30th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Education and Enmity (Routledge Revivals)

    The Control of Schooliing in Northern Ireland 1920-50

    By Donald Akenson

    First published in 1973 Professor Akenson’s book traces the series of religious and political controversies which have battered the state schools of Northern Ireland. After the government’s admirably intentioned, but muddled, attempt to create a non-sectarian school system in the early 1920s, the...

    Published March 29th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Impact and Legacy of Educational Sloyd

    Head and hands in harness

    By David J. Whittaker

    Originating in Finland in eighteen-sixty-five, Educational Sloyd used handicrafts practised in schools to promote educational completeness through the interdependence of the mind and body. These radical ideas spread throughout Europe and America and had a significant impact on the early development...

    Published August 19th 2013 by Routledge

  5. A History of Popular Education

    Educating the People of the World

    Edited by Sjaak Braster, Frank Simon, Ian Grosvenor

    Popular Education is a concept with many meanings. With the rise of national systems of education at the beginning of the nineteenth-century, it was related to the socially inclusive concept of citizenship coined by privileged members with vested interests in the urban society that could only be...

    Published April 12th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Long March of French Universities

    By Christine Musselin

    The main point of this book is to argue that French universities experienced a quiet but important change during the last decade, which allowed them to become pertinent and more autonomous actors within the French university system....

    Published December 10th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Education in Renaissance England

    Covering both formal and informal education, this volume examines Renaissance education in England and Italy, set within the relevant social, political and historical context....

    Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Local Studies and the History of Education

    By History of Education Society

    Originally published in 1972, this book is concerned with education as part of a larger social history. Chapters include: The roots of Anglican supremacy in English education The Board schools of London The use of ecclesiastical records for the history of education Topographical resources...

    Published May 7th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Mediaeval Education and the Reformation

    By John Lawson

    Originally published in 1967, this volume provides an account of the early development of English education. The schools and universities of the mediaeval period arose to meet the social needs of that time. The book charts developments up to the sixteenth century when the Reformation brought...

    Published May 7th 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Schools of Medieval England

    By A F Leach

    Originally published 1915. This reprints the edition of 1969. When originally published this volume was the first history of English schools before the Reformation, reckoned from the accession of Edward VI. ...

    Published May 7th 2013 by Routledge

  11. Popular Education and Socialization in the Nineteenth Century

    Edited by W P McCann

    Originally published in 1977, this volume analyzes aspects of elementary schooling in the nineteenth century and the ways in which it prepared working-class children for life in industrial Britain. The book examines: The procedures and practices of different types of schools. The ideologies...

    Published May 7th 2013 by Routledge

  12. Landmarks in the History of Physical Education

    By P C McIntosh

    Originally published in 1957,the first part of this volume examines physical education in classical Greece and Imperial Rome during the first and second centuries A.D. and in Italy and England during the Renaissance. Each of these periods witnessed remarkable developments in the practice and theory...

    Published May 7th 2013 by Routledge

  13. Objectives and Perspectives in Education

    Studies in Educational Theory 1955-1970

    By Ben Morris

    Originally published in 1972, the emphasis of this book is on psychological and cultural understanding of education, in terms of persons and relationships, rather than processes. The book: Deals with issues of continuing relevance for educational thought and practice, such as the education and...

    Published May 7th 2013 by Routledge

  14. Society and Education in England Since 1800

    Edited by P W Musgrave

    Series: Routledge Library Editions

    Originally published 1968, the book examines the ways in which the definitions of education held by different groups with power have changed since 1800 and traces which social institutions exercised the preponderant influence on the growth of the English educational system during the seminal...

    Published May 7th 2013 by Routledge

  15. Offspring of the Vic

    A History of Morley College

    By Denis Richards

    Originally published in 1958.The history of Morley College provides an illuminating case-history of the growth and spread of adult education in the second half of the nineteenth and early years of the twentieth centuries. Morley College is unique in that it was one of the first of such...

    Published May 7th 2013 by Routledge

  16. The Evolution of the Comprehensive School


    By David Rubinstein, Brian Simon

    Originally published 1969. This reprints the second edition of 1973, with updated reading list and bibliography.This volume sets the movement towards comprehensive education against its historical background and discuss the main reasons for the decision to establish a national comprehensive system....

    Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge

  17. The Concept of Popular Education

    By Harold Silver

    Originally published 1965. This reprints the 1977 edition which included a new introduction. From the starting point of "popular" charity education, the book traces the dynamic of ideological and social change from the 1790s to the 1830s in terms of attitudes to education and analyzes the range of...

    Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge

  18. The Teaching of English in Schools


    By David Shayer

    Originally published in 1972. 1900-1970 saw extensive changes in the teaching of English in schools. The volume studies English instruction as it developed at junior and secondary level over this period. Using textbooks, method books, Board and Ministry Reports and other contemporary opinion, the...

    Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge

  19. The Education of the Poor

    The History of the National School 1824-1974

    By Pamela Silver, Harold Silver

    Originally published 1974. Thousands of elementary schools for the children of the poor were founded during the nineteenth century, yet there is scarcely a published history of a single one of them. This volume is precisely such a history and the authors trace its story against the background of...

    Published June 25th 2013 by Routledge

  20. The Education of the People

    A History of Primary Education in England and Wales in the Nineteenth Century

    By Mary Sturt

    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....

    Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge

  21. The Evolution of the Nursery-Infant School

    A History of Infant Education in Britiain, 1800-1970

    By Nanette Whitbread

    Originally published in 1972.This book considers the actual development of infant schools and education in Britain against the background of industrialization and social change, making clear how this development was influenced by the ideas of particular theorists from both the Continent and England....

    Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge

  22. History of Education

    Themes and Perspectives

    Edited by Deirdre Raftery, David Crook

    Specially commissioned to mark the 40th Anniversary of History of Education, and containing articles from leading international scholars, this is a unique and important volume. Over the past forty years, scholars working in the history of education have engaged with histories of religion, gender,...

    Published October 29th 2013 by Routledge

  23. Education and Social Change

    Contours in the History of American Schooling, 4th Edition

    By John L. Rury

    This brief, interpretive history of American schooling focuses on the evolving relationship between education and social change. Like its predecessors, this new edition investigates the impact of social forces such as industrialization, urbanization, immigration and cultural conflict on the...

    Published July 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  24. Exploring Education

    An Introduction to the Foundations of Education, 4th Edition

    By Alan R. Sadovnik, Peter W. Cookson, Jr., Susan F. Semel

    This much-anticipated fourth edition of Exploring Education offers an alternative to traditional foundations texts by combining a point-of-view analysis with primary source readings. Pre- and in-service teachers will find a solid introduction to the foundations disciplines -- history, philosophy,...

    Published January 6th 2013 by Routledge

  25. The Hidden History of Early Childhood Education

    Edited by Blythe Farb Hinitz

    The Hidden History of Early Childhood Education provides an understandable and manageable exploration of the history of early childhood education in the United States. Covering historical, philosophical, and sociological underpinnings that reach from the 1800s to today, contributors explore groups...

    Published March 26th 2013 by Routledge