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ERIC Number: EJ810425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0046-760X
Soldier Education in the British Army, 1920-2007
Beach, Jim
History of Education, v37 n5 p679-699 Sep 2008
This article surveys the history of compulsory education for soldiers' career advancement in the British army. It begins with an examination of the organizational context before analyzing the rationale, syllabus, teaching and assessment of soldier education. It concludes that for members of the army education organization their self-perception as soldiers and educators is of crucial importance; that the justifications for soldier education have been debated constantly between the "liberal" and "utilitarian" groupings within the organization; and finally that significant work remains to be done in this nexus between British military and educational history. (Contains 3 tables and 139 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Historical Materials; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom