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ERIC Number: ED468253
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 296
Abstractor: N/A
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ISBN: ISBN-0-85473-635-2
The Institute of Education, 1902-2002: A Centenary History.
Aldrich, Richard
This book provides a comprehensive study of the Institute of Education, University of London, the United Kingdom's premier institution for the study of education. Founded in 1902 as the London Day Training College to provide teachers for London's elementary schools, a century later that Institute has become a college of the University of London, a national and international postgraduate center for educational inquiry. Drawing upon a wide range of sources, including previously unused archival material and formal interviews with key figures, the book sets the Institute's story within metropolitan, national, and international contexts. It includes some of the most influential figures in 20th-century education, including Sidney Webb, Sophie Bryant, Cyril Burt, Marion Richardson, Joseph Lauwerys, Basil Bernstein, Ann Oakley, and Peter Mortimore. Eleven chapters include: (1) "Foundation"; (2)"From Clare Market to Southampton Row 1902-1907"; (3) "A Clash of Cultures 1907-1922"; (4) "From Day Training College to University Institute 1922-1932"; (5) "New Directions 1932-1939"; (6) "War and Reconstruction 1939-1949"; (7) "New Identities 1949-1963"; (8) "Expansion and Stalemate 1963-1973"; (9) "The Turbulent Years 1973-1983"; (10) "Survival of the Fittest 1983-1994"; and (11) "Into a New Century 1994-2002". (Contains 90 bibliographic references.) (SM)
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: London Univ. (England). Inst. of Education.