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ERIC Number: EJ892162
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0046-760X
A People's History of Education: Brian Simon, the British Communist Party and "Studies in the History of Education, 1780-1870"
McCulloch, Gary
History of Education, v39 n4 p437-457 Jul 2010
Brian Simon's "Studies in the History of Education", 1780-1870, published in 1960, set out to counter nearly all work previously produced on the history of education in Britain in this period, and to direct the field towards a new course. It provided a Marxist perspective that drew upon Simon's involvement in campaigns for educational reform over the previous decade. It also reflected the character of the Cold War in the academy in Britain at this time. Overall, it produced a form of people's history that was shaped by politics and ideology and informed by Simon's leading position in the British Communist Party. His work in this period marks him out as a highly significant Marxist historian, as well as one of the leading Marxist educators of his generation. (Contains 113 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom