|Module Title||EDUCATION, SOCIETY AND POLITICS IN BRITAIN 1790-1944|
|Co-ordinator||Mr Martin Wright|
|Course delivery||Lecture||10 Hours|
|Seminars / Tutorials||10 Hours|
This module will examine the relationship between education, society and politics in Britain. It will focus upon the nineteenth century, which witnessed the development of mass education on a recognisably modern pattern, but will also examine educational practices in pre-industrial Britain and discuss the influence of nineteenth century developments upon the education system that evolved in the twentieth century. Students will be provided with a chronological framework of events, but the course will primarily focus upon a range of often controversial themes and issues, many of which remain directly relevant to modern educational debates. Education will be treated in a broad sense, and studies will not be confined to school based education.
- The pre-industrial legacy: education and society before the industrial revolution.
- The development of mass education: framework of events.
- Education and the unification of Britain.
- Education and religion.
- The public school ethos and its implications.
- Education and gender.
- Education and the working class movement.
- The development of adult education.
- Higher Education and Society.
- Education and society in the age of world war and democracy.
This module is at CQFW Level 6