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ERIC Number: ED494695
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Pages: 248
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 0-4153-5891-4
Lessons from History of Education: The Selected Works of Richard Aldrich. World Library of Educationalists
Aldrich, Richard
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
In the World Library of Educationalists, international scholars themselves compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces--extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and practical contributions--so the world can read them in a single manageable volume. Readers will be able to follow the themes and strands and see how their work contributes to the development of the field. Richard Aldrich has spent the last 30 years researching, thinking and writing about some of the key and enduring issues in history of education. He has contributed over 15 books and 75 articles to the field. In this book, Richard Aldrich brings together 14 of his key writings in one place. Starting with a specially written Introduction, which gives an overview of his career and contextualizes his selection, the chapters cover: understanding history of education; the politics of education; educational reformers; curriculum and standards; the teaching of history; and education otherwise. This book not only shows how the author's thinking developed during his long and distinguished career; it also gives an insight into the development of the fields to which he contributed. The book is divided into six parts and 14 sections after an introduction. Part 1, Understanding History of Education, contains: (1) The Three Duties of the Historian of Education; and (2) The End of History and the Beginning of Education. Part 2, The Politics of Education, then presents: (3) Sir John Pakington and the Newcastle Commission; and (4) From Board of Education to Department for Education and Employment. Part 3, Educational Reformers, contains: (5) The Role of the Individual in Educational Reform; (6) Joseph Payne: Critic and Reformer; and (7) Contemporary Educational Reformers. Part 4, Curriculum and Standards, contains: (8) A Curriculum for the Nation; and (9) Educational Standards in Historical Perspective. Part 5, The Teaching of History, contains: (10) New History: An Historical Perspective; and (11) Imperialism in the Study and Teaching of History. Part 6, Education Otherwise, contains: (12) Learning by Playing; (13) Apprenticeship in England: An Historical Perspective; and (14) Family History and the History of the Family.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)