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ERIC Number: EJ885010
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0046-760X
Education as a Philanthropic Enterprise: The Dissenting Academies of Eighteenth-Century England
Reid, David A.
History of Education, v39 n3 p299-317 May 2010
This article explores the relationship between philanthropy and education in the context of eighteenth-century Protestant Dissent. More particularly, it examines the intersection between philanthropy, fund-raising and educational administration as they evolved within the institutional lifecycle of the collegiate Dissenting academies. It argues that individual academies experienced at least three of four life stages, each of which had its own unique challenges. All academies went through the first two of these stages, namely "foundation" and "maintenance". Whether or not an academy experienced the last two stages--"transition" and "dissolution"--depended on factors such as the financial strength of an academy and the reliability of its principal supporters. To illustrate these stages and their philanthropic subtexts, the article focuses on three institutional "traditions", those of the Northampton Academy and its successors, the Warrington Academy, and Trevecca College and its successor Cheshunt College. (Contains 86 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)