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ERIC Number: ED555265
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
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Cheap, Suitable, Promising: Monitorial Schooling and the Challenge of Mass Education in Early Liberal Spain (1808-1823)
Caruso, Marcelo
Online Submission, Bordón. Revista de Pedagogía v65 n4 p33-45 2013
Introduction: The problem of establishing a modern inclusive system of education in Spain was not only one of large structures, but also one related to day-to-day operations in schools including didactics and methods. If liberals in Spain wanted to integrate a large section of the Spanish population into a school system, that system had to be conceived of as a mass system with an unprecedented reach within the schooling tradition of that country. In a context of financial scarcity, a rejection of pedagogical traditions, and a strong claim for more efficient techniques, the monitorial system of education from England became a new panacea for Spain. Method: With particular attention to the historiography of the reception of foreign educational models, this contribution presents historical evidence about this particular constellation of emergence of a national system of education in Spain. Results and Discussion: By analysing a sample of printed and archival historical sources concerning the early reception of this system of teaching up until 1823, this contribution shows the inescapable character monitorial instruction acquired in these years and points at the ideological factors that led to this outcome. It shows that at the very beginning of the "national" system of education, foreign elements were constitutive of the history of Spanish school system. [A bibliography is included.]
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Spain