Mass education and the limits of state building, c.1870-1930
- Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
- Physical description
- x, 325 p. ; 24 cm.
LC71 .M337 2012
- Unknown LC71 .M337 2012
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Preface List of Contributors Note on Timelines and Glossaries General Introduction PART I: THE BRITISH ISLES Introduction Citizenship, Moral Education and the English Elementary School-- S.Wright Elite Education and the Development of Mass Elementary Schooling in England, 1870-1930-- H.Ellis Faith and Nationhood: Church, State and the Provision of Schooling in Ireland, 1870-1930-- D.Raftery & M.Relihan PART II: CONTINENTAL EUROPE Introduction From the Zwergschule (One-Room Schoolhouse) to the Comprehensive School: German Elementary Schools in Imperial Germany and the Weimar Republic, 1870-1930-- G.Budde Schools are Society's Salvation': The State and Mass Education in France 1870-1930-- J.F.Chanet Russia and the Soviet Union: Schooling, Citizenship and the Reach of the State, 1870-1945-- B.Eklof PART III: THE WIDER WORLD Introduction 'To Become Good Members of Civil Society and Patriotic Americans': Mass Education in the United States, 1870-1930-- E.Berg Primary Education and the Construction of Citizenship in Brazil, 1870-1930: Progress and Tensions-- M.C.Soares de Gouvea & A.F. Schueller The Role of Mass Education in Nation Building in the Ottoman Empire and the Turkish Republic, 1870-1930-- N.Cicek PART VI: THE COLONIAL EMPIRES Introduction 'Education for Every Son and Daughter of South Africa': Race, Class and the Compulsory Education Debate in the Cape Colony-- S. E. Duff India's Trials with Citizenship, Modernisation and Nationhood-- N.Kumar Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- National governments today see schooling as a key instrument for the fostering of national identity and active citizenship. In developing countries, the goals of universal literacy and mass schooling are recognized as the basis for economic progress and political stability. In this book, the authors offer an international insight into the way children were schooled for citizenship in Britain, Europe and other parts of the world in the nineteenth and early twentieth century when states first seriously invested in the provision of mass education. They show that there is no simple axis between schooling and the creation of citizens. All round the world, the state's goals were hard to achieve in the face of teacher agency, localism, religious influence and parental priorities, as well of course as the perennial problems of funding.
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- edited By Laurence Brockliss and Nicola Sheldon.