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ERIC Number: EJ895233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0030-9230
Patriots-in-Training: Spanish American Children at Hazelwood School in England during the 1820s
Racine, Karen
Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, v46 n4 p495-509 Aug 2010
Although the Spanish American independence movements are reflexively assumed to have been inspired by the American and French Revolutions, the patriot leaders actually looked toward Great Britain for much of their inspiration and material support. One of their most cherished social goals was to reform and uplift their education systems and to that end they looked to the mutual education model popularised by Joseph Lancaster. This article discusses the experiences of the approximately 20 Spanish American children of patriot leaders who attended the famous Hazelwood School in Birmingham, England which was run by the radical Hill family and linked to the Bentham circle. At Hazelwood, the youthful patriots were trained in habits of self-government, self-directed acquisition of practical knowledge, and the virtue of serving their fellow citizens. (Contains 52 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Birmingham)